There’s little point in trying to nail down when festival season begins and ends in New Orleans; it doesn’t. It takes place all year round. To wit, a few of the upcoming literary and book festival-related events worth mentioning (even as Uncivilisation gears up in the UK next weekend — oh, to be in two places at once):
August 18: the deadline for the Tennessee Williams Festival poetry contest. (The deadlines for fiction and poetry are in November, competitions open now.)
September 1: the fall season of 17 Poets! begins at the Gold Mine Saloon.
October 13-20: The New Orleans Film Festival (program TBA).
November 1-5: The Festival of Words, in Grand Coteau.
November 9-13: Words & Music: A Literary Feast, in New Orleans.
An embarrassment of riches, to be sure.