Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival

When Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 All Day
Where Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Price Various ticketing options/prices all listed on our site.
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The Festival celebrates this city’s longstanding attraction for LGBTQ writers, and offers established and emerging authors, as well as students and readers, the opportunity to network and nurture their craft—and let the good times roll in true New Orleans fashion.
The Festival features a diverse array of artistic and educational offerings. SAS offers two full days’ worth of panel discussions, with topics ranging from publishing and marketing to retrospectives on the LGBTQ movement. Our reading series also takes place both days featuring nearly fifty writers including new voices and literary icons. Panel topics and discussions at the 2019 Festival include: “Sex and the Law: Hands Up and Off”; “Queer Literary Hook-Ups: Gauging the Impact”—a discussion of LGBTQ forerunners whose creations shed light on a historically silenced and misrepresented minority group’s experience; as well as discussions on creative nonfiction, poetry, Desire & Spirituality, and the effect that relocation has on a writer personally and creatively. There will be over twenty discussions to choose from during the weekend.
Southern Rep Theatre is partnering with SAS this year to present the world premiere of New Orleans native playwright Christina Quintana’s evocative new play Azul, directed by Estefanía Fadul. Facing the loss of her Cuban-born mother, Zelia digs into her legacy and learns of her great-aunt who remained in Cuba for the love of another woman. Echoes of the past inform Zelia’s own relationship with her wife and her struggle to place herself between worlds.