Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival

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Can you scream “Stella” like Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire? If so then this may be the festival you want to be at. If you can scream loud enough and with the same kind of passion as that celebrated actor maybe you can take home a trophy too!



For 5 days The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is held each spring in the French Quarter. The playwright’s fans from all over the world come to revel in all things Tennessee Williams.

New Orleans, and especially the French Quarter, played a vital role in shaping Tennessee Williams. When he came here for the first time, he was Tom Williams. When he left here a couple of months later, he was known as Tennessee, having undergone a tremendous change in his personal life and his creativity. A man perpetually on the move, Tennessee considered this city his “spiritual home” and had at least eight residences in its famous neighborhoods.

The festival hosts walking tours, food events, music events, lectures, plays, and scholars conferences. The fest usually occurs the third week of March a very nice time to be in New Orleans when the weather is a lot cooler than it would be in the summer.


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