2014 Tennessee Williams Festival program

The program for this year’s Tennessee Williams Festival is now officially live, and can be viewed here. This year’s Festival looks to be one of the best yet, with performances of Night of the Iguana and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (indisputably two of his best), scores of phenomenal poets and writers from across the country, and of course, a certain event on the closing day of the Fest.

I’m delighted to be chairing a panel on new Southern poetry, featuring three outstanding poets with debut collections out in the past year: S. Douglas Ray (He Will Laugh, Lethe Press), L. Lamar Wilson (Sacrilegion, Carolina Wren Press), and Lilah Hegnauer (Pantry, Hub City Press). The panel is scheduled for Saturday morning, provided, of course, that events on Friday night don’t get too far out of hand.

It goes without saying that TWFest is one of the highlights of the year in New Orleans– hope very much to see you there.