STAKING A CLAIM: DEBUT NOVELISTS

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  • SUN 1 PM Panel
    March 27, 2022   
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 27 1 – 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion  How do you create a sense of belonging in a strange place, a new home, a changed earth? In four thrilling new novels, characters combat climate change, racism, displacement, and supernatural forces to make space for themselves and their families. Join debut novelists Olivia Clare Friedman, author (more…)

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OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO: CONNECTING CHARACTER AND SETTING

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  • SUN 11:30 AM
    March 27, 2022   
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Sunday, March 27, 11:30 AM—12:45 PM—Literary Discussion Placing a character in a particular setting opens up so many narrative choices—how the characters engage with that landscape, how to authentically create life in a specific place. Sometimes the setting itself becomes a character. These writers have set their work in places as diverse as Florida and (more…)

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STAGED READING OF THE 2022 WINNING ONE-ACT PLAY

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  • SUN 10:30 AM
    March 27, 2022   
    10:30 am - 11:45 am

Sunday, March 27, 10:30 – 11:45 AM UNO Film and Theatre Professor, David Hoover, directs a staged reading of this year’s One-Act Play contest winning entry, By the Book by James Wade. Festival Judge, Peter Hagan (former President of the Dramatist Play Service) had this to say about By the Book: “Six (well, five) characters (more…)

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VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL

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  • VOLS WED - SUN
    March 23, 2022 - March 27, 2022   
    12:30 pm

We depend on our volunteers to make everything go smoothly at the Festival. We will need ushers and ticket takers for the panels and special events. We will need smiling faces to assist our box office staff and information desk. Other positions/areas include messengers, runners, merchandise, photographers, videographers, and party assistants. Plus we have Saints (more…)

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GO TO JAIL: YOUTH WRITING ABOUT THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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  • SAT 2:30 PM Panel
    March 26, 2022 - April 4, 2022   
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Saturday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:30 PM—Literary Discussion    GO TO JAIL: YOUTH WRITING ABOUT THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX Last year, the ground-breaking New Orleans youth writing program Students at the Center (SAC) published Go To Jail, a collection of writings about life inside the prison industrial complex in Louisiana. Join Jerome Morgan of Free-Dem (more…)

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REPARATIONS WITH OT AND MAMA NOLA

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  • SAT THEATRE 11:30 AM
    March 26, 2022   
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Saturday, March 26, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM—Theatre REPARATIONS WITH OT AND MAMA NOLA Performance and Conversation Join Councilman Oliver Thomas and Kathy Randels in the staged reading of a new play that brings the conversation about Reparations for Black New Orleanians front and center into the city’s mind, heart, and budget! Directed by Asali (more…)

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WHO GETS TO TELL THE STORY?

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  • SUN 1 PM Panel
    March 27, 2022 - April 3, 2022   
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sunday, March 27, 1 – 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion How do you liberate your imagination and creative voice to tell stories that may exist outside of your personal experience? Can you speak for others without silencing or appropriating their voices or truths? As LGBTQ and BIPOC writers gain greater visibility and access to the publishing world, (more…)

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FIVE STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH:  MORGAN HUFSTADER

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  • FRI MASTER CLASS 2:30 PM
    March 25, 2022   
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Friday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:45 PM—SASFest Master Class Put your book’s best foot forward when you employ these tried and true tactics to unleash your book into the world. From building a core fan base to getting reviews out the door, we’ll go over actionable steps to build an excited audience even before your (more…)

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The World Lit by Lightning: Scholars Unveil Their Favorite Williams-Related Images

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  • FRI 9:15 AM
    March 25, 2022   
    9:15 am - 10:30 am

Friday, March 25, 9:15 – 10:30 AM, Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference Session In this lively, visually oriented lightning-round session, scholars show off their favorite Williams-related images and interpret them conversationally: enjoy seeing and learning about Streetcar in China, groundbreaking disability representation, Blanche’s exit with her doctor, and Williams’s Key West house. Will Brantley, Middle Tennessee (more…)

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And Tell Glad Stories of the Lives of Queens: Williams and the Queer Community

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  • FRI 10:45 Scholars Conf. Session
    March 25, 2022   
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, March 25, 10:45 AM – 12:00 Noon, Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference Session Williams’s transgressive characters are so much more than the tragedy that often gets top billing: join us for a joy-filled conversation about everything from a gender-fluid Streetcar production and double-edged camp to sailors, Norman Rockwell, and Tom of Finland. Bess Rowen, Villanova (more…)

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