WWNO News Reports
5:01 pm
Mon March 23, 2009

Tennessee Williams Festival Kicks Off!

New Orleans, LA –

One of the city's most popular literary events happened in March. Correspondent Eileen Fleming has more.

Yes, it's Tennessee Williams Festival. And while many may know the playwright for only A Streetcar Named Desire, other works were also examined during the festival. Master classes were held on fiction writing. There was a gumbo throwdown t with author Kit Wohl, and a musical performance called Songs for a Sunday Afternoon.

For those looking for a less cerebral experience, the Chateau Bourbon Hotel had a special "Stella" cocktail, selected at a contest at The Clock Bar. The winning recipe came from mixologist Charles Portera. The five-day festival celebrates the life and legacy of Tennessee Williams in the adopted city he called his spiritual home. For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming