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Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

  • Presented By Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
  • Dates 03/27/2020 - 03/29/2020
  • Recurrence Recurring daily
  • Location Hotel Monteleone
  • Price $25-$150

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival  2020 | New Orleans 

Held in tandem with the Tennessee Williams Festival, the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival is an annual event aimed at bringing the LGBTQ literary community together to celebrate the literary arts. Initially formed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, the festival has grown to receive international recognition and host some of the most well-respected LGBTQ writers and thought leaders. 

The 17th annual Saints & Sinners Literary Festival takes place March 25-27 throughout New Orleans. 

Saints and Sinners Speakers

The three-day festival features panel discussions, master classes and other special events led by a host of renowned guest writers. This year, fest-goers can expect appearances by:

Leona Beasly - Author of the Something Better than Home, a Lambda Literary Award finalist

Elana Dykewomon - Award-winning author of eight books foregrounding lesbian heroism

Matthew Griffin - Author of the ALA Stonewall Honor Book winning novel, Hide 

Sven Davisson - New Orleans-based writer, photographer, and publisher at Rebel Satori Press 

Plus many more. For a full list of the 2020 Saints and Sinners guest speakers, visit HERE

Saints and Sinners Tickets 

Tickets for the weekend cost $150 and include a welcome reception, panel discussions, reading series, a Short Fiction Contest Book Launch Party, and a closing reception. Other options are available ranging from $25-$1500.

Tickets can be purchased on the Saints and Sinners’ official website HERE.

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Hotel Monteleone

A Four Diamond French Quarter property featuring Carousel Bar and Lounge, Criollo Restaurant and Lounge, Spa Aria, rooftop pool and fitness center, valet parking, Wi-Fi throughout. Deluxe guest rooms offer upscale...