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Saturday MARCH 30 10 AM - 12 PM—Walking Tour TENNESSEE WILLIAMS LITERARY WALKING TOUR CREATED BY DR. KENNETH HOLDITCH For full description, see page 10 10 AM - 12 PM—Walking Tour HISTORIC STORYVILLE WALKING TOUR For full description, see page 12 11:30 - 12:45 PM—Literary Discussion WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION: IT’S NOT JUST FOR TEENAGERS Rising stars in young adult fiction—Sarah Tolcser, Daniel Jose Older, Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy—talk about building their fictional worlds and writing series fiction that is aimed at the YA market but reaches far beyond. They create thrilling tales for all ages, set in fantastical worlds of the future, alternate realities of the present, or fractured fairy tales. New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray moderates. Sponsored by Kathy and Edmund Schrenk. Muriel’s Jackson Square, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 11:30 - 12:45 PM—Master Class CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLE MEN: A GUIDE TO SELF- PUBLISHING The morphing of the publishing industry has trended steadily in recent years in favor of individual control over creative and intellectual property. When done correctly, self-publication, print on demand, and audio books are within our control with minimal dependence on others. Delve into what is smart and what is not in book production, art and design, marketing, management, and sales with authors Joe Formichella and Suzanne Hudson. Hotel Monteleone, Vieux Carre Room, $15 or VIP Pass 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM—Literary Discussion DESIRE: FROM PAGE TO STAGE, FROM TENNESSEE TO TODAY From Stella craving Stanley to Serafina Delle Rose clinging to her lost love, Tennessee Williams was a master at writing and staging desire. In this panel, three prestigious American playwrights—Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, In the Body of the World), Lisa D’Amour (Airline Highway, Detroit) and Christina Quintana (Azul, Scissoring)—come together for an in-depth discussion of their creative process. How do these women in three different stages of their careers write desire into their plays? How do they see desire represented on contemporary stages today? And how has Tennessee paved the way? Moderated by Peter Hagan, President, Dramatists Play Service. Sponsored by Dramatists Play Service. Williams Research Center, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 1 - 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion WON’T YOU BE MY (NEW ORLEANS) NEIGHBORHOOD? In the Crescent City, we are passionate about our neighborhoods and loyal to local institutions and landmarks. These chroniclers have taken various parts of the city and brought them to life in all their own particularity. Bryan Batt and Katy Danos have created a visually delightful and charming history of Pontchartrain Beach; Cassie Pruyn takes us to the heart of the city, the Bayou St. John area; and Scott Ellis explores his home turf of Faubourg Marigny. Moderated by New Orleans Advocate columnist Stephanie Bruno, who writes about neighborhood streets and architecture. Sponsored by Pelican Publishing. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM—Literary Discussion AMERICAN OPTIMISM: FINDING OUR WAY IN TROUBLED TIMES One of the fundamental qualities of our democracy has been its forward-looking sense of optimism, hope, and evolving toward the better. In these politically fractious times, finding civil discourse presents its challenges. These journalists and writers discuss how their work chronicles America at its best. Jason Berry’s City of a Million Dreams celebrates New Orleans’ history; Douglas Brinkley’s American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race is the story of that most optimistic act, the space program; Donna Brazile offers a path toward realistic optimism and political involvement in her work, while Elizabeth Schwartz works tirelessly in the struggle for LGBTQ rights. Moderated by Fresh Air’s Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass MARCH 27-31, 2019 19