Tennessee Williams Festival
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"America has only three cities,” Tennessee Williams famously once quipped. “New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” So it’s only fitting that writers, editors and industry professionals from around the nation gather in the city the “A Streetcar Named Desire” playwright called his “spiritual home” each March to take part in the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. In addition to panels, discussions and readings, the fun affair features productions of Williams’ works (“Sweet Bird of Youth,” “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore”), food and music events and the can’t-miss Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest at Jackson Square. For a full lineup of participants and happenings, visit tennesseewilliams.net.