Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell.
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns March 21-25, 2018, highlighted by speaker events, literary seminars and readings, theater performances, panels and other events.
Speakers include All Grown Up
's Jami Attenberg, Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell, Detroit
and Airline Highway
playwright Lisa D'Amour, and Walter Isaacson, among others.
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre will present the festival namesake's signature play A Streetcar Named Desire
, directed by Maxwell Williams, and Southern Rep will run Williams' one-act And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens
, directed by Ricky Graham. The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will present One Arm
, Moises Kaufman’s adaptation of a Williams short story.
Williams' women characters are the focus of The Women of Williams, hosted by D'Amour and inviting women who have portrayed his characters to read his scenes and discuss his work.
There also are tribute readings, writing contests, and the simultaneous 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
, the annual LGBT literary event.
Tickets go on sale in January. Visit the festival website
for more information.