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Friday MARCH 29 and gender. Teresa Toulouse analyzes John Galsworthy’s sketch about the St. Louis Exchange Hotel, while Beth Willinger interprets the complicated rise of group “homes” for single women between 1880 and 1950. Angel Parham explores the contested evolutions of Congo Square, and Joel Dinerstein considers how second-line parades create a democracy of the streets. Barbara Ewell moderates. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM—Walking Tour SAINTS AND SINNERS LITERARY WALKING TOUR For full description, see page 11 1 - 2:15 PM—Theater EVERYONE EXPECTS ME TO WRITE ANOTHER STREETCAR For full description, see page 10 1 - 2:15 PM—Writer’s Craft Session ROBERT OLEN BUTLER: CREATING FICTIONAL ART The session will focus on the fundamentals of the creative process for fiction writers who aspire to create enduring literature and for readers who are interested in better understanding literary fiction. We will address such issues as: What is art? What is distinctive about the way the artist addresses the world, the inner self, and the objects to be created? And what are the essential characteristics of fiction as an art form? Historic New Orleans Collection, $25, VIP Pass, or Combo Pass 1 - 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion IS SEX NECESSARY? AND IF IT IS, HOW TO WRITE A GREAT SEX SCENE Fictional characters do all sorts of things that real people do, but must writers describe all of it? This panel will explore the following questions about sex in fiction: When does an otherwise serious novel require a sex scene? How does one write a sex scene without being unintentionally funny? Where exactly is that sweet spot between showing too much and too little? Panelists include novelists Dorothy Allison, Bernice McFadden, Jami Attenberg, and Nathaniel Rich. Moderated by author, Constance Adler. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 2 - 3:15 PM—Special Event A CONVERSATION WITH NATE CHINEN AND DAVID KUNIAN In jazz parlance, “playing changes” refers to an improviser’s resourceful path through a chord progression. In Playing Changes: Jazz For the New MARCH 27-31, 2019 15