Every year many people come together to relive the many experiences of Thomas Lanier Williams also known as Tennessee Williams. This is known as the Tennessee Williams Literacy Festival. It is held to celebrate the many writings of Tennessee Williams. It takes place in late March and continues for five days. It is held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thousands of visitors come to enjoy this festival each year.
At the festival one can attend classes for writers and readers. These classes are conducted by many literary stars and publishing professionals. There are usually many lively panel discussions, celebrity interviews, and theater offerings. There are also a variety of walking tours, music events, book fairs, and the closing event which is the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest which pays tribute to the William's novel A Street Car Named Desire.
Most of the events take place in the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre on St. Peter Street.