Become A Volunteer

Hello, Festival Friends!  We hope to see you this year for our 37th annual event March 22-26, 2023.

The Fest will begin this year on Sunday, March 19, as we have moved our Stella Shout to the beginning of the Festival as a kickoff event and made it a joint fundraiser for the Family Justice Center of New Orleans.

We could not produce this event without our dedicated volunteers and site managers. We will need ticket takers at the doors of events; room monitors to assist guests and speakers; runners to move signs and supplies to various venues; photographers, and videographers; party assistants; book fair assistants; and HQ assistants to sell merch and tickets, and to check-in speakers and guests.

Volunteer benefits include literary discussion passes. Shifts are flexible, as are locations.

It is a great opportunity to meet wonderful people while attending New Orleans’ most famous literary festival. A volunteer orientation will be held prior to the event.

Volunteer registration is available at THIS LINK.

Calling all photographers and videographers: we need help documenting the Festival. Amateurs with smart phones welcome, and of course we welcome pros! If you'd like to volunteer to take photos or video, CLICK HERE.