Hello, Festival Friends!  We hope to see you ONLINE this year for our 35th annual event March 24-28, 2021.


With its many Writer’s Craft sessions, Literary Discussions, Special Events, Theater presentations, and exciting venues in the French Quarter, the Festival promises to live up to USA Today’s assertion that “the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is one of the best in the country.”

We could not produce this event without our dedicated volunteers; the Festival relies “on the kindness of strangers.”

No Volunteer Positions for 2021:  Thanks to the hundreds of you who volunteer with the Festival year after year. As we are producing all of our events in a virtual format for 2021, we will are not seeking volunteers. But we look forward to seeing you in person in 2022!