2013 News & Updates
The Master Class Series Has Arrived!
We are particularly happy to announce our spectacular master class lineup! Brush off your manuscripts and keep on reading to learn more: Felice Picano will lead a course covering the career essentials for any writer: how to get published, how to sustain... Read more →
2014 EARLY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE! 20% Discount!
We are happy to announce that pre-registration for the 11th Annual Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival is now available. As an extra special holiday offering, we are extending a 20% registration discount to those who register by January 15, 2014.... Read more →
Big Thanks to All
Special thanks for our Foundation and Grant support: The Arts Council of New Orleans National Endowment of the Arts Hotel Monteleone John Burton Harter Charitable Trust for their sponsorship of the Saints and Sinners Reading Series and the 4th Annual... Read more →
Best Sellers at the Book Table
Special thanks to Otis Fennel and the volunteers of Faubourg Marigny Book Store for providing a wide variety of books by this year’s Festival speakers. Read More →
Buy the Books!
The 4th Annual Short Fiction Contest Anthology, Saints + Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival 2013, is available for the first time as an e-book. Both the paperback and e-book are available at the Bold Strokes Books website. We encourage all of you... Read more →
Congratulations to These Festival Favs!
Michele Karlsberg won our first photo contest. The winning photo depicts Michele and ?SAS? speaker Val McDermid (a native of Glasgow, Scotland) locking arms, with the caption “Let’s shake on it, Glaswegian style.” We will be posting... Read more →
The Festival is almost here! Here’s some need-to-know information about checking in, picking up passes, and purchasing tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. If you have pre-purchased a ticket: If you have purchased a Weekend Panel Pass,... Read more →
Q&A with Michael Montlack
Michael Montlack is the author of the poetry book Cool Limbo and the editor of the essay anthology My Diva, which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. He is the recipient of residencies/scholarships from VCCA, Ucross, Lambda Literary Foundation,... Read more →
Announcing the First Official Saints and Sinners Photo Contest
Help us document our 10th Anniversary Festival! Send us your best photos capturing the spirit of the #SASFest13 weekend. The saint or sinner with the best Festival-themed photo will win a free ticket to the next Saints and Sinners event, a Festival gift... Read more →
In the News: “Lambda Literary” on the Saints and Sinners Festival
“This Memorial Day Weekend, a diverse group of GLBT writers, publishing professionals, and enthusiastic readers will descend upon New Orleans for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. It’s an annual tradition... Read more →
And the Winners for the Fourth Annual Short Fiction Contest Are…
The winner of the Fourth Annual Short Fiction Contest is “In a Chamber of My Heart” by Sandra Gail Lambert (pictured). The two runner-ups (in alphabetical order) are “Sky Blue” by ‘Nathan Burgoine and “What Took You So Long?” by Vince... Read more →
Announcing the Winner of the 4-Night Stay at the Hotel Monteleone
Congratulations to Fay Jacobs, our Hotel Monteleone winner. And thanks to everyone who became an Archangel member. We had our most successful membership campaign to date! Read More →
Q&A with Ellen Hart
Ellen Hart is the author of 28 crime novels in two different series. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the... Read more →
This Just In
We’re thrilled to announce that novelist Ayana Mathis will be joining our Saints and Sinners lineup! Ayana’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie has won rave reviews from everyone from Marilynne Robinson to Oprah. The novel, which traces the lives... Read more →
Finalists for the Fourth Annual Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest
We’d like to thank everyone who entered the 4th Annual Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. The entries were top-notch and the judges had a very difficult time narrowing down the field. We’d like to especially thank Felice Picano, our final judge,... Read more →
Spotlight Interview with Dorothy Allison
Dorothy Allison will be facilitating a Master Class on Friday, May 24, at 1:30 PM as part of the 10th Anniversary Saints and Sinners Festival programming. DOROTHY ALLISON MASTER CLASS: A VOICE LIKE THUNDER, A TEXT IN WHISPERS Let’s talk frankly about... Read more →
Register for the Festival!
We truly have a special line-up of icons, rising stars, and new and diverse voices from the LGBT literary world. Here’s a sampling of the authors that will be sharing their knowledge and experience for what promises to be an informative and entertaining... Read more →
You Tell Us!
Planning on attending? Let us know what panel topics you’d like to see as part of the 10th anniversary program. A limited number of spots are available for the Saints and Sinners Reading Series. If planning to register and would like to read from your... Read more →
Top 10 Ways You Can Help Make this Fest the Best!
We very much appreciate it when people get in touch wanting to help out with the Saints and Sinners Literary event. Care to join? Here’s the top 10 ways that you can make our 10th anniversary a truly special event: 10. Post the announcements about... Read more →