Saints+Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival

A nonprofit organization

One of only a few events of its kind in the country, SASFest offers a place for LGBTQ+ readers and writers to network, share ideas, solve problems, and celebrate success. A three-day event held each March in tandem with our parent organization, the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, SASFest offers literary discussion panels, master classes for writers of any experience level, a reading series where writers share their work, fun evening events, and a book launch party for our SAS fiction contest finalists. Each year, we induct members into our SAS Hall of Fame to celebrate the crucial contributions of LGBTQ writers, publishers, promoters, and others who impact the community. 

The Saints+Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBTQ+ community. It was also formed to bring the LGBTQ+ literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.

The Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBTQ+ publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. 2021 dates are March 26-28. Join us!

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Saints+Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival

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(504) 581-1144

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