Still depending on the kindness of strangers to become friends

Become a Friend of Tennessee

Your support as a Friend allows us to continue bringing world-class programming to Festival attendees and the New Orleans community, as well as to continue our outreach efforts with students. Please consider joining or renewing as a Friend of Tennessee today.

Your contributions help to:

Bring more than 130 authors, actors, and musicians to the Festival each spring
Provide professional writing education to more than 200 area students
Support year-round literary programs to the New Orleans community
Contribute nearly a million dollars to the city in economic impact
Nurture bright new literary and theatrical talent through our writing contests

Student Outreach
The Festival provides outreach to the New Orleans
area through our educational initiative WriteNow

Friends’ donations keep ticket prices low and allow us to provide free programs for students and teachers. Membership is tax-deductible and donation levels start as low as $25 a year.

Becoming a Friend of Tennessee is easy

Join online at
Join by phone. Call 504-581-1144 to speak with a staff member

Free tickets, opportunities to mingle with the literati at VIP events, Festival merchandise, and public recognition are just some of the fabulous perks our Friends enjoy. And as a special thank you, those who join by October 28th at the Journalist Level and above will receive invitations to our Fall Preview Party on Wednesday, November 2 at the home of board member Susie Hoskins.

Pulitzer Prize playwright John Patrick Shanley said, “The Festival is a powerful magnet bringing together literary and social elements specific to the great city of New Orleans and the country in general. My participation not only gave me a new understanding of Mr. Williams’ work, but a deeper connection to this rich city and rejuvenating cultural capital.”

Help us continue to touch the lives or arts enthusiast like you. Please join or renew today.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette St., #514 | New Orleans, LA 70113 |
Phone: 504-581-1144 | Toll-free: 1-800-990-FEST

About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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