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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

The Maroon

New Orleans Book Festival has something for everyone

Kloe Witt
Mary Moses and Steve Futrell attend a meeting during the annual New Orleans Book Fest in March 2023.

Get ready to be immersed in a world of literature and culture, as the New Orleans Book Festival begins next door at Tulane University.

The festival will be held March 14 – 16 with over 183 participants, 90 of them making their first appearance at the event.

The event will feature book signings, family day activities, 90+ panels, a culinary symposium, and a music celebration to close the festival.The musical act will be Irma Thomas.

Imani Perry, Clint Smith, Jake Tapper, Cleo Wade, and Jesmyn Ward are just some of the authors participating. Members of the Tulane administration, faculty, board members, staff, and alumni will appear on panels.

Two Loyola professors will be moderators – Michelle Johnston and Justin Nystrom.

For the first time, the festival will also feature a session presented in Spanish.

There is something for everyone. The festival is free to the public and on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The convergence of literary, culinary, and artistic brilliance at this event transcends mere celebration; it’s a symphony of creativity and a feast for the senses,” festival co-chair and Tulane professor Walter Isaacson. “Our aspiration is for attendees to engage deeply in the diverse, innovative discussions, and spark an intellectual curiosity that extends well beyond the boundaries of New Orleans.”

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Ecoi Lewis
Ecoi Lewis, Senior Staff Writer
Ecoi Lewis currently serves as The Maroon's Senior Staff Writer. Ecoi is a senior majoring in marketing and is interested in working at a newspaper or marketing firm when she graduates, also is planning to apply to grad school. In their free time, Ecoi watches true crime, listens to kpop, and reads fanfiction(ao3/wattpad). Ecoi can be reached at [email protected]
Kloe Witt
Kloe Witt, Managing Editor for Digital
Kloe Witt currently serves as The Maroon's Managing Editor for Digital. Kloe is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and environmental studies, though is interested in pursuing a career in media services for recreational therapy camps. In their free time, Kloe is usually watching Criminal Minds, listening to Taylor Swift, or reading new books. Kloe can be reached [email protected].

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