Festival Updates

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Suddenly THIS Summer: Our Festival Season Opener!

Posted on August 2, 2016 in Enews, Events, Home Page, News

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will kick off our 2016-17 season with an exciting evening of music, drama, culinary delights, and luscious libations. “Suddenly THIS Summer” will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the French Quarter.

You’ll begin your evening at 6 pm at Gallier House (1132 Royal Street) where you’ll sip a welcome cocktail and view the Tennessee Williams exhibit focusing on his life and writing in the French Quarter. Enjoy the sultry sounds of Beth Bartley and Todd d’Amour, who recently starred in Williams’ Orpheus Descending in New Orleans and New York.

At 6:45 you’ll stroll around the corner to Beauregard-Keyes House (1113 Chartres) for a staged reading of “Something Unspoken” by our namesake, Tennessee Williams. Brenda Currin and Beth Bartley reprise their roles of Miss Cornelia Scott and Miss Grace Lancaster in the ballroom of this historic house.

Afterwards, you can wander through the beautiful rooms and into …



Announcing the Results of the #TWF16 One Act Contest!

The Festival is excited to announce the annual #TWF16 One-Act Contest Finalists and Winner as chosen by the University of New Orleans’s Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts!



Announcing the Results of the #TWF16 Fiction Contest!

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is excited to announce the annual #TWF16 Fiction Contest Finalists and Winner as chosen by our contest judge Claire Vaye Watkins!



Announcing the Results of the #TWF16 Poetry Contest!

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is excited to announce the annual #TWF16 Poetry Contest Finalists and Winner as chosen by our contest judge Yusef Komunyakaa!



Thank you to our auction donors!

Posted on February 15, 2016 in Enews, Home Page, News

We’re so appreciative of the many businesses and individuals who donated goods and services to our winter auction fundraiser. Please join us in supporting them by dining, staying, and shopping at their businesses and venues!



Tickets On Sale Now!

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Our full program is online and you can peruse through our Festival offerings and plan out the Festival events you’d like to attend.

Once you’ve decided, go to our ticket cart to purchase Master Class passes, Panel passes, tickets to our opening event, tribute reading,  and more!

All Access Pass holders can use the ticket cart to reserve your seats at all of your desired events. Remember that this is necessary to make certain you have a seat at the events you’d like to attend. Click on REDEEM BENEFITS during the check out process to apply your All Access Pass benefits.

You can also order tickets over the phone by calling our office at 504-581-1144 or 1-800-990-FEST, and you can email any questions to info@tennesseewilliams.net.