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Saturday MARCH 30 1 - 2:15 PM—Master Class CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHING AND PROMOTION: AN INSIDER’S VIEW Here’s your chance to hear from two women who have unique perspectives on the business of publishing and promotion. Sarah Weinman is the author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, but before that she wrote about publishing for Publisher’s Marketplace and she is a columnist for CrimeReads. Sharyn Rosenblum is V.P. and Senior Director of Media Relations for William Morrow and Day Street, imprints for HarperCollins Publishers. Bring your questions for these experts. Hotel Monteleone, Vieux Carré Room, $15 or VIP Pass Claude Pascal Maistre, who founded St. Rose of Lima Parish. Kathy Randels directs an ensemble featuring actors Martin Bats Bradford, Todd D’Amour, Harold Evans, Idella Johnson, and Ray Vrazel with musicians Sunpie Barnes, Helen Gillet, Matt Hampsey, James Singleton, Bill Summers, and Cole Williams. Hosted by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, $10 or VIP Pass 1 - 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion FACT CHECKING AND MYTH BUSTING IN THE WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS How did Tennessee Williams die? Was he wildly promiscuous? When did he begin writing experimental plays? Was Tennessee depressed? John Bak (Université de Lorraine), David Kaplan (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival), and Karen Kohlhaas (Atlantic Theater Company) answer these and other burning questions about our namesake playwright. Led by Thomas Keith, of New Directions, this panel will discuss the ways misinformation and myths are created, why they are perpetuated, and how they can be corrected. Williams Research Center, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 2:30 – 3:45 PM—Master Class PETER HAGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE Dramatists Play Service was founded in 1936 by the Dramatists Guild of America and a group of concerned play agents to promote the licensing of amateur productions of plays, and publication of acting editions. It has subsequently expanded to include the license of professional productions, and has become the foremost licensor of plays in the English language, with over 4,000 titles in its catalogue— including all of the plays of Tennessee Williams. DPS is devoted to protecting the rights of its playwrights, and also to making the work of those playwrights available to theatre producers, both professional and nonprofessional. This workshop will focus on both producers and writers. How do I get the rights to produce one of the plays? How do I get my play published by DPS? What are the dos and don’ts of play publishing and licensing? The answers may surprise you. Sponsored by Dramatists Play Service. Hotel Monteleone, Vieux Carré Room, $15 or VIP Pass 1 - 2:15 PM—Literary Discussion THE ETERNALLY FASCINATING QUESTION OF WHODUNIT? Readers love a good mystery—intricate plotting, surprising twists and turns, unlikely villains, a sense of justice served. Samantha Downing creates a memorable couple with violent pleasures in My Lovely Wife; Alafair Burke tackles what happens when a woman’s husband is accused of sexual misconduct in The Wife; and Kristien Hemmerechts takes us inside the mind of a serial killer’s wife in The Woman Who Fed the Dogs. Moderated by author and editor Greg Herren. Sponsored by the Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. Muriel’s Jackson Square, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 3 - 5 PM—Walking Tour SAINTS AND SINNERS LITERARY WALKING TOUR For full description, see page 11 2 - 3:30 PM—Theater THE HOLY WARRIORS PLAY HOLY WARS The Holy Warriors band will play during scenes performed from Rob Florence’s play-with-music, Holy Wars, which tells the story of the nation’s first black Civil War hero, Captain Andre Cailloux, and the only abolitionist priest in the New Orleans archdiocese, Father 20 TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL 2 - 4 PM—Walking Tour TENNESSEE WILLIAMS LITERARY WALKING TOUR CREATED BY DR. KENNETH HOLDITCH For full description, see page 10