Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Tennessee Williams and New Orleans – A Special Bond

The end of March is a wonderful time to visit The Big Easy. The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is a big reason why. The festival started 33 years ago and celebrates the complicated bond between Tennessee Williams and New Orleans. It always takes place at this time of the year because Tennessee Williams was born at the end of March. He moved to New Orleans after college and the city became a sort of muse for him. He wrote his famous play “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Pontchartrain Hotel on St. Charles Avenue.

Young Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The festival brings together over 100 speakers on wide ranging topics. Whether you want to improve your writing, learn how to publish, or meet your favorite author, the multi-day festival is jam packed with things to see and do. In addition, don’t miss the famous Stanley and Stella shouting contest which is fun for all involved. This festival is considered one of the best literary festivals in the country. Tickets start at $10.00 for a single literary discussion and can go up to $600.00 for a VIP pass to as many events as one desires to attend.

Stella!! A Streetcar Named Desire
Stella!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival runs for five awesome days starting March 27. Events start early in the morning and run late into the New Orleans’ night. With over 20 venues to choose from there is a little something for everyone. While you are here you should not miss out on The Savvy Native’s most popular walking tours. So try our French Quarter Tour, our Treme Tour or our exclusive tours through St. Louis Cemetery #1. We want you to feel just at home here as we natives do so we can’t wait to show you around!

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