How much are tickets and how do I buy them?

We typically run a few discount specials on our VIP Pass and Lit Pass in the summer and fall. All tickets will go on sale online in January.

We offer a variety of ticket packages:

VIP Pass ($600) – Admits you to the opening night event, all writer’s craft sessions, all lit panel discussions, the scholars conference, books & beignets, literary walking tours, culinary events, music events, tribute reading, and theater events. You also receive an invitation for 2 to our Donor Party held the Friday night of the Festival at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

LIT Pass ($100/$70 Student) – Access to all lit panel discussions, the scholars conference, and the staged reading of the winning one-act play.

One-Day LIT Pass ($40) – Entry to a full day of literary panels for a single day of the Festival.

Writer’s Craft Tickets ($25) – Admittance to one Writer’s Craft session

Single LIT Ticket ($10) – Admits you to one lit panel discussion.

Theatre Events  – Individual tickets range between $15-$40, depending on the production.

Walking Tours ($25 to $50) – Per person, per tour. Prices vary based on type of tour.

Scholars Conference Pass ($30) – For a full day of events at our Scholars Conference on Friday during the Festival.

Special Events – prices vary from $20-$75, depending on the event. These include Opening Night, Tribute Reading, Books & Beignets, Drummer & Smoke, and culinary and cocktail events.