The time has arrived! The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival is happening this weekend: March 24th – 26th, and I am headed down to New Orleans to take part in the fun.
If you’re in the area, come on over to the Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal Street) in the French Quarter to see a great line-up of authors and celebrities including, among others, Dorothy Allison, Justin Torres, Dick Cavett, Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, Wally Lamb, Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Michael Thomas Ford, Jake Shears, and Kyan Douglas.
And after that bit of high powered name-dropping, I have the nerve to mention there’s a place for me in the program, with a reading and Q&A from The City of Seven Gods on Saturday, March 25th 1:00 PM in Hotel Monteleone’s Cabildo Room.
Don’t let me be the only one in the room while everyone else is fighting to chat up Dick Cavett. 🙂
Festival passes ($150) are still on sale and can be purchased here.
From the website: 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 spokes-people 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 each Spring, features 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.
Sound good? Check it out!