Member Benefits

Becoming a member  is simple, but the benefits are immense. At the top of that list is your support for a cultural and literary institution in one of America’s most stories cities. The Festival appreciates your gifts and offers tokens of gratitude as listed below.

PRODUCING PARTNER

$10,000 to $100,000

Taxable: $2,500

A sponsorship concierge will tailor this package to your specific needs. Traditional benefits at this level are:

  • Produce general operating support for programming throughout the year
  • Produce a Festival event or track, like the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, the Tennessee Williams Scholar’s Conference, Saints and Sinners Literary Events, Drummer and Smoke Music Program, Theatrical Productions, or a day of programming on a Festival stage
  • Featured sponsor profile in our e-newsletter (audience of over 10,000)
  • Five VIP All Access Passes ($2500 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Five Invitations to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection (for up to ten people) held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Your logo/name on our annual tote bags
  • 2 balcony viewing spots for the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at the Festival
  • Five Invitations to the annual Member Preview Party (for up to ten people)
  • 25% off code for additional Festival tickets

 CO-PRODUCING SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP

$5,000 TO $9,999

Taxable: $2,000

A sponsorship concierge will tailor this package to your specific needs.  Traditional benefits at this level are:

  • Underwrite general operating support for programming throughout the year
  • Underwrite specialty events, like Literary Late Night, Breakfast Book Club, Conversations with Celebrity Authors and Actors, or specialized Walking Tours
  • Featured sponsor profile in our e-newsletter (audience of over 10,000)
  • Four VIP All Access ($2000 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Four Invitations to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection (for up to eight people) held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Four Invitations to the annual Member Preview Party (for up to eight people)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

 UNDERWRITING LITERARY/ARTISTIC PARTNER

$3,000 TO $4,999

Taxable: $1,500

A sponsorship concierge will tailor this package to your specific needs. Traditional benefits at this level are:

  • Underwrite general operating support for programming throughout the year
  • Underwrite one of our Festival panels and receive recognition in the Festival program and signage at your chosen panel
  • Introduce the panel you’re underwriting at the Festival
  • Three VIP All Access Passes ($1500 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Three Invitations to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection (for up to six people) held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Three Invitations to the annual Member Preview Party (for up to six people)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

LAUREATE/LITERARY PARTNER $2,000 TO $2,999

Taxable: $1,000

A sponsorship concierge will tailor this package to your specific needs. Call 504-581-1144 with any questions. Traditional benefits at this level are:

  • Panel underwriting for the March TWNOLF or general operating support for programming throughout the year
  • Underwrite one of our Festival panels, recognition in the Festival program and signage at your chosen panel
  • Two VIP All Access Passes ($1000 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Two Invitations to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection (for up to four people) held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Two Invitations to the annual Member Preview Party (for up to four people)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

CONDUCTORS CIRCLE/PARTNER MEMBERSHIP

$1,250 TO $1,999

Taxable: $1,000

  • Two VIP All Access Passes ($1000 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Invitation to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection for you and a guest held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Invitation to the annual Member Preview Party (for you and a guest)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

 PUBLISHERS $400 TO $1,249

Taxable: $500

  • One VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) – admits to all events at the Festival, except fundraisers. Make advanced reservations for all special events using your membership ID to guarantee seating.
  • Invitation to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection for you and a guest held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Invitation to the annual Member Preview Party (for you and a guest)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

 EDITORS $250 TO $399

Taxable: $150

  • Two Panel Passes ($150 value) admits to all literary panels, “Conversations with…” series, and the One-Act Play Reading
  • Invitation to the exclusive Donors Party made possible by The Historic New Orleans Collection for you and a guest held the Friday night of the Festival
  • Festival tote bag: pick up at Festival
  • Invitation to the annual Member Preview Party (for you and a guest)
  • 20% off code for additional Festival tickets

 NOVELIST $150 TO $249

Taxable: $75

  • One Panel Pass ($75 value)-admits to all literary panels, “Conversations with…” series, and the One-Act Play Reading
  • Invitation to the annual Member Preview Party (for you and a guest)
  • 15% off code for additional Festival tickets

 BIBLIOPHILE $25 TO $149

Taxable: $25

  • 10% off code for Festival tickets

 30th ANNIVERSARY CIRCLE

$30, $300 or $1000 for the 30th

Taxable:  100%

March 30 – April 3, 2016 marks our 30th annual event. Please consider a special donation as we build for this momentous year!

  • Although this donation carries no membership rewards, you will receive the BENEFIT of our undying gratitude for helping to jumpstart our 30th Annual Festival!
  • This donation is entirely tax deductible and you will be listed in our program and online as part of our 30th Anniversary Circle.

 MONTHLY GIFTS

We accept monthly pledges at any level. If you’d like to set up an automatic monthly donation, please call our office at (504) 581-1144. We’ll be happy to set it up!