The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels, craft talks. Participating writers included fiction writers Rob Byrnes, Elana Dykewomon, Cheryl Head, Tammy Lynne Stone, and Nick White; and nonfiction writer Christian Baines. The cost of the conference was $150 ($25 for students), which included all panels, a welcome party, a closing reception, and a panel pass to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Lodging was available at the Hotel Monteleone for discounted rates. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for information.
Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514, New Orleans, LA 70113. (504) 581-1144.