Ariadne Blayde

Ariadne Blayde is a playwright and fiction writer based in America’s last true bohemia, New Orleans. Her first novel, Ash Tuesday, is out from indie press April Gloaming, and her play The Other Room is produced around the world. Her short stories have won contests including the Saints and Sinners Fiction Prize and the Quantum Shorts…

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David R. Slayton

David R. Slayton (He/Him) grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver and writes the books he always wanted to read. His debut, White Trash Warlock, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. In 2015,…

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Moira Crone

Moira Crone, a New Orleanian, has published six books of fiction and her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Oxford American, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her novels are Period of Confinement, The Ice Garden( 2016), winner of the Independent Booksellers Gold Medal, and The Not Yet (2012, 2024), finalist for the Philip K…

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Christian Jules Le Blanc

Christian Jules Le Blanc’s theater credits include the role of Big Daddy in Ruth Stage’s  Off-Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Ladies In Retirement, with the legendary actresses Julie Harris and Eileen Brennan, in Los Angeles; Mimi in Richard Kondolian’s Fairy Garden; Neil and Paul in the original plays Arc Light and…

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Matt de Rogatis

Matt de Rogatis is the Chairman and Creative Director of Ruth Stage, a non profit multimedia organization based out of the New York City area. Previous NYC Off Broadway acting credits for de Rogatis include “Frederick Clegg” in the United States premiere of The Collector (59E59), “Roy” in Lone Star (Theatre Row), “Richard III” in Austin Pendleton’s Wars of the Roses (124…

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The Last Bohemia Fringe Festival

The Last Bohemia Fringe Festival, a program of the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, presents a series of performances Thursday – Saturday, March 21 – 23. Ticket links with each event or on our TICKETS PAGE. PERFORMANCES Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 7:30 – 8:30 PM THE SINKING OPULENCE SHOW Back…

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Bella Blue

Bella Blue is a New Orleans born and raised mover, shaker, stripper, artist, and pleasure seeker. Since 2007, she began to explore beyond the bounds her formal dance training to expand into forms of movement that were more sensual. While the majority of her career has been as a burlesque performer, she is also an…

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George Bishop, Jr.

George Bishop, Jr., grew up in Louisiana but has lived and taught in Slovakia, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Japan. His novel, Letter to My Daughter, was published by Random House in 2010. His second, The Night of the Comet, also with Random House, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as one of the “Best…

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Clint Bowie

Clint Bowie is the Artistic Director of the New Orleans Film Society, where he manages the curation of the organization’s year-round programming, including the Academy Award–qualifying New Orleans Film Festival. He has served on review committees for ITVS, Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, and Latino Public Broadcasting, and has spoken on panels organized…

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Julia Malye

Julia Malye is the author of four novels published in France and works as a translator for Les Belles Lettres publishing house. At the age of 21, she moved to the United States to study the craft of fiction and graduated from Oregon State University’s MFA program in 2017. Since 2015, she’s taught creative writing…

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