Still haven’t finalized your plans?


Hurry to register now. There are still a few rooms left at the Olivier House available at a special Festival rate of $89/night. New Orleans is back and better than ever, and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate in style. After all, an event like this is so important: for our city, for the NO/AIDS Taskforce, and for the GLBT community. Here’s what one of our Festival friends has to say about us.

“Saints & Sinners is hands down one of the best places to go to revive a writer’s spirit. Imagine a gathering in which you can lean into conversations with some of the best writers and editors and agents in the country, all of them speaking frankly and passionately about the books, stories and people they love and hate and want most to record in some indelible way. Imagine a community that tells you truthfully what is happening with writing and publishing in the world you most want to reach. Imagine the flirting, the arguing, the teasing and praising and exchanging of not just vital information, but the whole spirit of queer arts and creation. Then imagine it all taking place on the sultry streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter. That’s Saints & Sinners—the best wellspring of inspiration and enthusiasm you are going to find. Go there.”
—Dorothy Allison, National Book Award finalist for Bastard Out of Carolina, and author of the critically acclaimed novel Cavedweller