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Saturday MARCH 30 2:30 - 3:45 PM—Literary Discussion “IN MEMORY, EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO MUSIC”— THE CRAFT OF MEMOIR That Tennessee Williams quote conjures the rich atmosphere of submerging ourselves in our memories, but the work of writing a memoir requires craft and conviction. Bev Marshall recalls her life as a young military wife; Kathy McKeon shares her memories of working for Jacqueline Kennedy; Ken Wells looks back on the joys of growing up Cajun; and Tena Clark chronicles her life as a small-town Southern girl in changing times who grew up to become an acclaimed performer and music producer; moderated by author, Anne Gisleson. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 2:30 - 3:45 PM—Literary Discussion THE FICTIONAL TENNESSEE: WILLIAMS PORTRAYED IN CREATIVE FICTION AND DRAMA Once a writer becomes a cultural fixture, he or she is portrayed in popular culture, including creative fiction. Perhaps the first instance for Williams was Donald Windham’s roman à clef, The Hero Continues (1960) and most famously as the thinly veiled playwright in Truman Capote’s scandalous unfinished novel, Answered Prayers (1986). This year, Christopher Castellani’s novel Leading Men, offers a fictionalized account of the relationship between Williams and Frank Merlo in the 1950s. Last year, Gentlemen Callers, Philip Dawkins’ play about young playwrights William Inge and Tennessee Williams, premiered in Chicago and New York. In August DC Comics published The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Mark Russell’s reimagining of the pink cartoon mountain lion as a heroic gay 1950s playwright based primarily on Tennessee Williams. Moderated by Thomas Keith, this panel including Castellani, Augustin J Correro, and Stuart Noel and David Kaplan will discuss these various interpretations, how much they resemble their prototype, and the rewards and pitfalls of taking on such a well-known personage. Williams Research Center, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass WHERE’S MY GUMBO, BABY? AUTHENTIC CREOLE CUISINE IN THE CASUAL ELEGANCE OF A RESTORED 1795 CREOLE COTTAGE AND GARDEN PATIO. GUMBO SH OP LUNCH AND DINNER daily www.gumboshop.com 630 SAINT PETER (1/2 BLOCK FROM JACKSON SQUARE ) (504) 525-1486 MARCH 27-31, 2019 21