NEWS & UPDATES

Thanks to all of the vendors who donated items to our online auction, and thank you to everyone who bid on it and made it such a success!

 

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What is TWFest?

We are a five-day literary arts festival held every spring right around March 26, the birthday of our patron saint and inspiration, playwright Tennessee Williams. Our Festival is perfect for readers, writers, theater lovers, and anyone who loves New Orleans’ magical culture.

Events include writing workshops and master classes by acclaimed writers, enlightening and entertaining literary panel discussions, theater events,  book fair, Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading, Tennessee Williams scholars conference,  literary walking tours, music events, Books & Beignets book club, culinary and cocktail events, interviews with legendary writers and actors, and much more!

Now in our 35th year, TWFest brings together over 100 contemporary writers, scholars, actors, musicians, and other artists for five days of literary revelry  in the lush Bohemian world of New Orleans.

For a taste of the Fest, view our most recent program book by clicking on the cover image. Our 2020 Festival was cancelled due to the pandemic but stay in touch for 2021 news!

Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival is held every March in tandem with TWFest. A program of TWNOLF, SASFest includes panels, readings, workshops, and special events. Visit sasfest.org for full program information.

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