Summer Ticket Special: 20% Off VIP All-Access Passes
“I don’t want realism. I want magic!” – Tennessee Williams
We’re striving for magic as we move towards our 28th annual Festival on March 19-23, 2014. And for a limited time only, you can enjoy it all for a discounted price of $395!
We’re offering a Summer Ticket Special, 20% off our VIP All-Access Pass* (regularly $500). With your pass, enjoy access to literary panels, master classes, theatre events, musical performances, and culinary presentations. (Pictured: A performance at 2013’s A Tennessee Williams Songbook. Photo by Ride Hamilton.)
Best of all, the VIP All-Access Pass grants you access to non-ticketed parties with festival speakers and distinguished guests. Buy your ticket now, offer ends August 31.
Our 2014 literary program is shaping up with poets, prize-winners and Festival favorites. Here are some of the authors and performances that we have planned:
- Dorothy Allison: The National Book Award finalist for Bastard Out of Carolina, Allison will return to the Festival to teach a master class on performance and prose.
- Alicia Anstead: Editor-in-chief of The Writer, experienced reporter and all-around literary artist will break down the uses of social media and narrative writing, amongst other pressing issues of making it as a writer today.
- Darrell Bourque: Former Louisiana Poet Laureate will interview Robert Pinsky and discuss the state of contemporary poetry in Louisiana, and further afield.
- Emily Raboteau: Author of the memoir Searching for Zion, named as one of the “Best Books of 2013” by The Huffington Post will help you plan your own memoir.
- Justin Torres: Dorothy Allison called Torres’ debut novel We the Animals “a miracle in concentrated pages, you are going to read it again and again.” He’ll offer wisdom on crafting pristine prose.
- Megan Abbott: The Edgar-winning author’s latest novel, Dare Me, was chosen by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2012. Abbott will share the tricks of effective mystery writing.
- Robert Pinsky: Former Poet Laureate will anoint the winner of our 2014 Poetry Contest, and discuss his poetry career.
- Victor LaValle: The Washington Post called LaValle’s The Devil in Silver “a fearless exploration of America’s heart of darkness…a dizzying high-wire act.” He’ll share his thoughts on creating fiction with speculative, otherworldly flourishes.
- Enjoy a full production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by the brilliant theatrical talents of the NOLA Project.
- Take in Southern Rep’s presentation of The Night of the Iguana.
- Readings from our Fiction and Poetry Contest winners. There’s still time for you to enter!
- Bring your pipes best “Stelllaaah!” for our Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest.
- Check out new playwrights from our One-Act Play Contest.
- and much more to come!
*VIP Pass excludes only our Wednesday evening fundraising event.