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STELLA!! Don't Miss the 2013 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

03/20/2013 - 03/24/2013 | New Orleans French Quarter

Do you love literature? The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, a city favorite since 1987, kicks off on Wednesday, March 20th and runs through Sunday, March 24th.

A stellar program is in place for the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, which marks its 27th anniversary, March 20-24. The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars’ conference; a poetry slam, writing marathon and breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; and special evening events and parties.

You won't want to miss the  Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest, a playful homage to the bellowing mates in A Streetcar Named Desire — will certainly leave a lasting impression. 

Most of the events take place in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Venues include Hotel Monteleone, the Festival’s host hotel, which has garnered a rich literary history throughout its 125 years; The Historic New Orleans Collection; Williams Research Center; Southern Rep Theatre; Old U.S. Mint; Muriel’s Jackson Square Restaurant; Palm Court Jazz Café; Windsor Court Hotel; Café Istanbul at the New Orleans Healing Center; The Pelican Club Restaurant; and Besh Steak, Harrah’s Casino.

For more information, and a full list of events, visit the Tennessee Williams Festival website: