Tour: Literary Walking Tour of The French Quarter (Sold Out Ticketed Event)
A two-hour Literary Tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Celebrating 300 years of literary creation, the tour examines places associated with great writers of New Orleans and places them in the context of the history and culture of New Orleans. The tour will explore the world of literary figures through visits to courtyards, gardens and private spaces. Among literary figures are the first native-born playwright of the Mississippi River Valley (Etienne Viel); free people of color writers (Victor Séjour), women writers (Molly Moore Davis, Francis Parkinson Keyes. Ruth McEnery Stuart) and such 20th-century giants as Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner. The tour will end with a visit to the Williams Research Center for a brief “show and tell” of manuscripts associated with the literary figures featured on the tour.