The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival will run today, March 20-24, 2013.
This festival, writers can truly have it all! Hone your ideas and techniques while also exploring the historic French Quarter. The New Orleans Writing Marathon is a flexible activity suited for both the novice and seasoned writer.
Writers meet and split into small groups to go to restaurants, coffeehouses, pubs, and parks, to eat, write, and share their way across the landscape. Groups find their own path, can cross paths, join, and turn into New Groups. Some writers break off to do an hour of writing just by themselves. At the end of the day, writers may gather to share and celebrate their work. While there is always time for socializing, the emphasis remains on the writing, and doing it for yourself.
Director Richard Louth explains the vital role of spontaneous creativity: "whenever something is unpredictable, it's challenging. When you send writers out with strangers and they go to unknown places, you never know what is going to happen...all kinds of different writing emerges - from memoirs to meditations to poetry."
Writing Marathon Schedule:
- Saturday March 23, 9-9:30 am: Introduction and kick-off to Saturday's Writing Marathon (Queen Anne Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone) -Writing Marathon continues throughout the day with writers writing at various French Quarter locations
- Sunday March 24, 9-9:30 am: Introduction and kick-off to Sunday's Writing Marathon (Queen Anne Ballroom) - continuation of Saturday's schedule
- Sunday March 24, 2:30 pm: Wrap up and readings from Writing Marathon (Royal Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone) - Writing Marathon participants are invited to share their experiences and writings at this celebration
With the Festival just around the corner, special events are as popular as ever. The team is keeping a close eye on sale counts, so don't hesitate or you might lose your spot. For additional details, check out our full program and schedule.
We've got events to delight everyone, including:
- Wednesday Night Fundraising Gala - cocktail reception and New Orleans's premiere performance of A Tennessee Williams Songbook: Only A Paper Moon.
- A Tennessee Williams Songbook: Only a Paper Moon -three showings of this soulful tribute to the music of Tennessee Williams. Selections are the songs featured in his plays, as well as those he was fond of in his personal life. Limited number of extra tickets available for the previously sold-out Thursday night showtime.
- Day of Music at the Palm Court Jazz Café - discussions and musical performances all Sunday long to move your spirit and your feet.