Your support makes the Festival happen! Because of your generosity, we’re able to:

  • Bring more than 130 authors, actors, and musicians to the Festival for a five-day extravaganza
  • Provide professional writing education to more than 200 New Orleans area students
  • Support year-round literary programs in the community
  • Contribute over a million dollars to the city in economic impact
  • Nurture up-and-coming literary and theatrical talent

<a href=John Patrick Shanley" width="150" border="0" />“The Festival is a powerful magnet bringing together literary and social elements specific to the great city of New Orleans and the country in general. My participation not only gave me a new understanding of Mr. Williams’ work, but a deeper connection to this rich and rejuvenating cultural capital.”

John_Patrick Shanley, Pulitzer-winning playwright of Doubt

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