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Saints and Sinners Literary Festival

  • Presented By: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
  • Dates: 03/29/2019 - 03/31/2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Hotel Monteleone
  • Price: $25-$150

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokespeople of the LGBT community. It was also formed to bring the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.

The Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 3 days (March 29-31, 2019) features diverse panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature.


The 2019 event includes noted speakers such as:

  • Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of California
  • Eric Andrews-Katz, author of the Agent Buck 98 spy series and Tartarus
  • Amy Rose Capetta, author of Entangled, Unmade, Echo After Echo and the Brilliant Death
  • Tena Clark, award-winning song writer
  • Lewis DeSimone, author of the satirical comedy Channeling Morgan
  • Julie R. Enszer, scholarly writer and poet
  • Tyler Gillespire, award-winning journalist
  • Greg Herren, author of over 30 novels and editor of 20 anthologies
  • Silas House, NWT Bestselling author of 6 novels
  • Daniel M. Jaffe, internationally published fiction writer, eassayist and literary translator
  • and many more!

See the official website for a full list of speakers.


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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