The Faulkner Society’s Words & Music festival will open November 17 and adjourn following our Tall Tales Competition led this year by raconteur, humorist, and author Ken Wells
Many writers have asked questions about the writers’ packages. The writers’ tuition packages include:
A manuscript critique by one agent and one editor; ALL workshops except A Sense of Place; all master classes and discussions; the welcome cocktail at Faulkner house on Wednesday and the Welcome breakfast at Muriel’s on Thursday, a. m., (both with advance reservations, please); The Words & Music Writers Alliance event in advance of the cocktail party; the Presentation of Papers Thursday Afternoon at the Cabildo with enlightening material presented on Tim O’Brien during these sessions which will add to your enjoyment of his speech; the Keynote speech by Tim O’Brien at the WWII Museum Thursday at 6:30 p. m. (Packages do not include drinks and dinner with Tim O’Brien after; tickets must be purchased by Tuesday at 9. a. m. to attend this event.)
After that you’re on your own! Continental Breakfast is included Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a. m. to 10 a. m. in the Queen Anne Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone. I know 8 a. m. sounds early but it’s a good time to get to know people before the discussions begin.
Then, join us at the Dramatization of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien by American Place Theatre Friday the 19th at 2 p. m. at Le Petit Theatre due Vieux Carre located at the corner of Chartres Street & St. Peter.
Additionally, all competition winners and finalists are our guests for Faulkner for Faulkner for All, part one and part two, Saturday, November 20, with advance reservations by Monday a must. (We must give a head count to the hotel.)
WINNERS & FINALISTS TAKE NOTE!
Halleluja! We were finally able to get our winners, runners-up, and finalists up on the website. CLICK HERE to view them all!
We have also added two especially attractive events for writers, both included in your packages.
They are Creating Characters for Film and Fiction, taught by Loraine Despres, a successful screenwriter and bestselling novelist, on Wednesday afternoon right before the Writers Alliance meeting; and How to Write A Query Letter, taught by Anne Mini, creator of the highly successful literary blog, Author, Author!, on Saturday afternoon. For details on their background, visit the faculty page of our web site. No submissions are required for these classes. Nor are submissions required for the Social Media Networking workshop on Saturday morning.
Daily sessions, comfortable clothes.
Welcome cocktail event, dressy casual.
Tim O’Brien Keynote, dressy casual.
Simon Mawer event, Cocktails/Business
After Hours, dressy casual or cocktail.
Faulkner for All, BLACK TIE. For women, cocktail dresses, short or long.
We are very proud to be able to offer you so many diverse elements in our programming and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! And don’t forget — we’ll have books featuring dozens of our faculty authors available for sale at a conference discount at our onsite Book Mart. Authors will sign following their talks…
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
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LILA: Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts
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