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New Orleans Book Festival

  • Dates 03/19/2020 - 03/21/2020
  • Recurrence Recurring daily
  • Location Tulane University
  • Price Free

New Orleans Book Festival 2020 

Lovers of literature rejoice - the Crescent City welcomes its first New Orleans Book Festival. The multi-day event will include readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches and a specially dedicated family day. 

Tulane University has partnered with Scholastic and the City of New Orleans to present the festival. The inaugural New Orleans Book Festival takes place March 19-21. 

New Orleans Book Festival Guest Speakers 

The New Orleans Book Festival will bring the world’s leading authors to Tulane University for a multi-day celebration of their works. Nearly 100 national, regional and local authors will be showcased. Featured authors include: 

Thomas Adams

Emily Bernard

Sheba Turk

Brandan “Bmike” Odums

Susan Rice

David Brooks

Richard Campanella

Plus many more!

This year’s featured keynote speakers are Michael Lewis + Sean Tuohy, John Grisham and Malcolm Gladwell. 

For a full list of the 2020 author lineup including bios, visit HERE

New Orleans Book Fest Schedule

Day-by-day, the fest will include a mixture of programming including book signings, workshops, keynote speeches and more.

The New Orleans Book Festival will closeout with a Family Day featuring read-alouds, character meet-and-greets, a book fair and much more. Family Day will also include an opening presentation by Dav Pilkey, New York Times bestselling author of the Captain Underpants series.

 The full schedule will be released in March. For the latest updates, check HERE

New Orleans Book Festival Tickets

With the exception of keynotes addresses, all programming to the New Orleans Book Festival is free and open to the public. For tickets to the keynote speeches, visit HERE

The Fest will be held on the campus of Tulane University. Learn more at the fest’s official site. 

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