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Announcing the Results of the #TWF16 One Act Contest!

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary 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!

Finalists: 

James Christy of Princeton, NJ, for “The Forever Question”

Ross Peter Nelson of Helena, MT, for “Simulacra”

John Ronan of Gloucester, MA, for “The Early Bird Special”

Charlene Gill of Austin, TX, for “Diamonds in the Dark”

Leviticus Jelks of Pittsburgh, PA, for “Caliban’s Island”

Adam Day of Louisville, KY, for “The Hot House”

Donna Anderson of Hammond, LA, for “Shrimp and Crab”

Richard Auman of Galena, IL, for “From A to B and Back Again”

Katarina Boudreaux of New Orleans, LA, for “Awake at 4:30”

Jean Blasiar of Pasadena, CA, for “Just Yesterday”

This year’s runner-up was Anni Walsh of Cardiff, UK, for “Benchmarks.”

 

It is our pleasure to announce that the winner …



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!

Finalists:

 Susan Finch of Nashville, TN, for “My Friends, My Sisters, My Doppelgangers”

Dewaine Farria of Harrah, OK, for “The Tap Cascade”

Dana Fitz Gale of Florence, MT, for “Crossroads of America”

D.R. Glass of New Orleans, LA, for “The Three Dreams of Mark Glass”

Allie Mariano of New Orleans, LA, for “Tusk”

Anna Silverstein of Nashville, TN, for “Elijah”

Kate Weinberg of Brooklyn, NY, for “Provenance”

Alexander Weinstein of Ann Arbor, MI for “Moksha”

 Marie Argeris of New York, NY, was this year’s runner-up for her story “Fugue.”

It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of the #TWF16 Fiction Contest is A.E. Kulze of Laramie, WY, for her story “Widow.”

Claire Vaye Watkins had this to say about “Widow”:

“Widow” is a controlled …



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!

Finalists:

Peter Burzynski of Milwaukee, WI

David Eye of Syracuse, NY

Jane Huffman of Iowa City, Iowa

Jade Hurter of New Orleans, LA

Keagan LeJeune of Lake Charles, LA

Nancy Meyer of Portola Valley, CA

Kristian O’Hare of San Francisco, CA

Barbara Quick of Cotati, CA

Julia Thacker of Cambridge, MA

Cocoa-Michelle Williams of Tallahassee, FL

This year’s runner-up was Yolanda Franklin of Tallahassee, FL.

It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest is Tanya Grae of Altamonte Springs, FL, for her submission “The Line of a Girl and Other Poems.”

Tanya’s prize winning poems will be featured in an upcoming issue of Lousiana Cultural Vistas, she will also receive an All-Access VIP Pass to the Festival ($500 value), and a $1,500 award!

Tanya Grae lives on …



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.

CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC BELOW TO VIEW OUR 2015 AUCTION DONORS.

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.



Our 2016 Festival Program

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Festival, Home Page, News

We are excited to present our full festival line-up for 2016! We’ve got digital versions for desktop and mobile, and good ‘ol PDF, too.