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Time for Tennessee

Every year, I find time in my busy spring work schedule to get to the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, which is my favorite festival of the year. It offers a healthy slice of tidbits for working writers, for lovers of New Orleans  readers of good books and performances for theatergoers.

Their digital schedule is handy, but just go to the Monteleone Hotel today thru Sunday to get a paper schedule, buy tickets, purchase books or concessions (you may find me there volunteering on Friday) and soak up the vibe.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

We know you might have your favorite way of viewing our 5-day schedule of events, so here are some options so you can check out all of our panels, master classes, theater, and special events and plan your Festival experience.

  1. Hover over FESTIVAL on the menu bar at the top of our website and you’ll see dropdowns to view the events by category, see all the speakers (whose pages list their events), and a schedule that shows you the daily version.
  2. Or you can view and download our full color program.
  3. Or maybe you’d just like a printer-friendly descriptive program that you can peruse at your leisure.
  4. Or peruse our full color program with digital links.

Check out 2tender4house: an indie lit fest in New Orleans also happening this week.

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“Jambalaya. Cakes and pies. Costumes and masks. Laughter and song”… The life of Margie O’Dair

Actress, singer, local radio star and French Quarter personality Margie O’Dair has passed away and elicited a nice set of memories on nola.com from friends and family. I saw her perform at Le Petit and in films (one of the few authentic NOLa talents in movies about New Orleans!) and was myself a recipient of her infectious chatty self, either when I talked with her at events or outside her fav coffeehouse in years past; she always seemed to be happy and full of life. Let’s hope Le Petit honors her publicly for her steadfast support and for her many roles there.

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Fringe 2014: November 29 – 23
The New Orleans Fringe announces the call for submissions for performing groups for the seventh annual Fringe Theater Festival. The Fringe welcomes virtually any type of theater performance – the wilder and the weirder, the better!

“We particularly encourage original works or innovative adaptations. Categories include: cabaret, circus arts, comedy, dance, drama, improvisational, immersive experience, interdisciplinary, live documentary, multimedia, musical theater, poetry, puppetry, storytelling, burlesque, sideshow, spoken word, variety and other creative madness.”

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