Author Archives: Mark Folse

TWF14: Our steampunk copyright law

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The annual Tennessee Williams literary festival continues this weekend with dozens of events culminating in Sunday’s famous “Stella!” Shouting contest. Headquartered at the Hotel Montelone, the festival offers panel dicussions popular and scholarly, masters classes for aspiring writers ... Read More »

Tennessee Williams Fest: Untangling the skein of memory

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A book on authors who knit was not what I expected when I walked into the panel An Examined Life: The Mysteries of Memoir but as Ann Hood pointed out “knitting is a metaphor for life.” Both her ... Read More »

Author Mark Folse picks his best of the Tennessee Williams Fest

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The annual Tennessee Williams literary festival continues this weekend with dozens of events culminating in Sunday’s famous “Stella!” Shouting contest. Headquartered at the Hotel Montelone, the festival offers panel dicussions popular and scholarly, masters classes for aspiring writers ... Read More »

Tennessee Williams Fest: Assaying the state of the essay

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Sunday’s panel on creative non-fiction at the Tennessee Williams Festival spent much time answering Adam Kirch’s infamous (well, to some of us) essay in the New Republic, “The New Essayists, or the Decline of a Form? The essay ... Read More »

Exotic romancing, with New Orleans as the heroine

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Is New Orleans truly the most exotic locale in the United States, or just the victim of good press? Panel moderator David Johnson started out the Tennessee Williams Festival panel on "Writing New Orleans: The Most 'Exotic' Place ... Read More »

Theater review: Tennessee's first flower blooms at the Allways Lounge

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While the smart set at the Tennessee Williams Festival is settling into watch the third part of John Biguenet’s Katrina Trilogy, Mold, in a small bar room/theater Off-Off-Royal Street, Tennessee Williams’ first produced play – A Battle of Angels – is given ... Read More »

Tennessee Williams Fest: 'The geography of pleasure'

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That was the money quote at Friday’s Tennessee WIlliams Festival session on "New Orleans in the 1920s: Bohemia, Baby Dolls and Storyville," from panelist Alecia Long, author of The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race and Respectability in New Orleans, ... Read More »

Tennessee Williams Fest: An odd sense of color

Gregory Osborne: an expert on Louisiana's free people of color

OK, I just have to say it: it was odd that three of the four panelists on the Tennessee Williams Festival panel New Orleans Free People of Color were white. The garrulous playwright John Guare tried to steal the show ... Read More »

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