March
19 | 20 | 21
2020

The New Orleans Book Festival will bring the world’s leading authors to Tulane University for a multi-day celebration of their works.

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The Festival will feature both fiction and non-fiction and convene readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches. It will also provide an opportunity for outlets, authors and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

The Festival will be held annually in between Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, and the inaugural event is scheduled for March 19-21, 2020. Events will commence with a kickoff keynote and welcome reception on Thursday and conclude with a New Orleans-style celebration on Saturday evening.

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Family Day at the Festival

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the Festival will host FAMILY DAY AT THE FESTIVAL on Tulane’s uptown campus on the Berger Family Lawn. Family Day will be a lively, free-for-all event that is open and accessible to all children in our community and their families.

In partnership with the Scholastic Corporation, a multi-national publishing and education company, and the City of New Orleans’ Office of Youth and Families, the Festival will engage with teachers and school organizations in advance of the festival to encourage attendance and participation. We will provide thousands of books for distribution both in schools during the week prior to the festival, and to festival attendees during Family Day.

Meet our Co-Chairs

A New Orleans native, Cheryl Landrieu is lawyer, author and founder of the New Orleans Book Festival. Cheryl has a long history supporting strategic community initiatives in New Orleans, most recently focused on literacy and advocacy for the advancement of women and girls.

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Walter Isaacson is a Professor of History at Tulane and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg, a financial services firm based in New York City. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

 TITLE SPONSOR | $50,000

Naming rights for tent or stage | Full page ad in festival guide | Company name and logo featured on all promotional materials, press kits and sponsor signage throughout the event | Banner ads on website | Company name and logo prominently featured on the official Book Festival website| Verbal and visual recognition at the sponsor reception | 6 Gold Patron access passes | Access to Author’s Reception Room | Invitation for 6 to an Author Dinner during the Festival | 20 complimentary tickets to VIP reception | Value of benefits received: $1,000

CHAPTER SPONSOR | $25,000

Full page ad in festival guide | Company name and logo featured on all promotional materials, press kits and sponsor signage throughout the event | Banner ads on website | Company logo featured on the official Book Festival website | Verbal recognition at the sponsor reception | 4 Gold Patron access passes | Access to Author’s Reception Room | Invitation for 4 to an Author Dinner during theFestival | 15 complimentary tickets to VIP reception | Value of benefits received: $800

PAGE SPONSOR | $10,000

Half page ad in festival guide | Company name and logo featured on promotional materials, press kits and sponsor signage throughout the event | Company logo featured on the official Book Festival website | 2 Gold Patron access passes | Access to Author’s Reception Room | Invitation for 2 to an Author Dinner during the Festival | 10 complimentary tickets to VIP reception | Value of benefits received: $400

FOOTNOTE SPONSOR | $5,000

Company name and logo featured on promotional materials, press kits and sponsor signage throughout the event | Company logo featured on the official Book Festival website | 8 complimentary tickets to VIP reception | Value of benefits received: $200

INDEX SPONSOR | $2,500

Company name and logo featured on promotional materials, press kits and sponsor signage throughout the event | Company logo featured on the official Book Festival website | 4 complimentary tickets to VIP reception | Value of benefits received: $100