New Orleans Book Festival

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University brings the world’s leading authors to the university's uptown campus for a multi-day celebration for book lovers of all ages. The festival features engaging conversations, readings and demonstrations that provide an opportunity for authors and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

The third annual festival will be held March 14-16, 2024. Events will commence with a kickoff keynote and welcome reception on Thursday and conclude with a New Orleans-style celebration on Saturday evening.

Festival events take place in venues across the heart of the uptown campus and are free and open to the public. Sessions feature leading authors and thought leaders, along with multiple social events and sponsor activation opportunities at Tulane.

Family Day at the Fest is a family-centered, free event with lively author presentations, book readings, book-related activities and a free book distribution. Family Day will be Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Under the leadership of Cheryl Landrieu and Walter Isaacson, Tulane hosts the festival and engages its community of scholars, students and staff to participate in its events. The festival supports the academic mission of Tulane and community engagement by providing a Mardi Gras for the Mind for the City of New Orleans and its literary community.