STAKING A CLAIM: DEBUT NOVELISTS

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…

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

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…

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VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL

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…

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Tennessee Williams &New Orleans Literary Festival 2022 Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 8 – 9:30 PM—Special Event OPENING NIGHT A STREETCAR SPECTACLE: CELEBRATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Is there any better way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of A Streetcar Named Desire than with a celebrity homage to the most iconic American play? Join co-hosts Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris…

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GO TO JAIL: YOUTH WRITING ABOUT THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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…

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