The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns, presenting the thirty-first annual celebration of the city's astonishing literary legacy. The five-day fête offers a range of diverse speakers and performers, including Dorothy Allison, Bryan Batt, Roy Blount Jr., Patricia Bosworth, Rick Bragg, Jericho Brown, Robert Olen Butler, Dick Cavett, Michael Cerveris, Lisa D’Amour, Amy Dickinson, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Winston Groom, Wally Lamb, Nicholas Mainieri, John Patrick Shanley, Jill St. John, Robert Wagner, and many more.
Most events (far too numerous to detail here, but which range from master classes and walking tours to theatre, food, and musical offerings) will take place in the French Quarter. Ticket prices vary depending on the activities or combination thereof. tennesseewilliams.net for all the details.
Recommended reading: In our April 2015 issue, Ruth Laney talks with author James Grissom, who was tasked by Tennessee Williams with seeking out all Williams' (mostly) female muses and posing them one question. Find the vivid story here.