The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University FAQ

Q: WHEN will the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University take place?

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will take place on March 9 – 11, 2023.

Q: WHERE will the Book Festival take place?

The New Orleans Book Festival will be held on Tulane University’s uptown campus. All Book Festival venues are conveniently located around the Berger Family Lawn in the center of Tulane’s campus. A map of the Tulane University uptown campus can be found here.

Q: Is parking provided?

Parking for the The New Orleans Book Festival will be available in the perimeter parking lots located on Tulane University’s uptown campus.  Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from these lots to the Bruff Commons shuttle stop near the Lavin-Bernick Center. More information on parking can be found here.

Q: When can I find out which AUTHORS are coming?

The full 2023 lineup will be announced closer to the Festival date. 

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

 Over 120 nationally-recognized and award-winning authors will participate in sessions and panels throughout the festival.  Admission to the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University is free and open to the public. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Q: Will you CHECK Covid-19 vaccine status?

Proof of vaccination or antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required before any entry on campus. There will be multiple vaccine checkpoints near and around the Lavin-Bernick Center. Masks are required for all indoor settings. 

Q: Are festival venues and stages wheelchair accessible?

All festival venues and stage locations are wheelchair accessible. Volunteers will be on hand to assist festival attendees. Click here to request accommodations. 

Q: Will the festival authors SIGN BOOKS?

Yes! Most authors will sign immediately following their on-stage event, unless otherwise noted.

A variety of author books can be purchased in the Lavin-Bernick Center bookstore, as well as satellite bookstores located around campus.

Q: WHAT should I do in case of rain?

Many of our events are indoor, those that are outdoor will happen rain or shine! Ponchos will also be available around campus in the event of rain.

Q: Will there be any precautions to keep Book Festival participants safe from COVID-19?

  • Proof of at least two doses (full vaccination) of vaccine (state’s verification app showing proof of vaccine; original CDC Vaccination Card; OR digital photograph/photocopy of both sides of CDC Vaccination Card)
  • Negative COVID-19 test (paper or digital test results from a COVID-19 test indicating negative results within the past 72 hours)

There will be multiple vaccine checkpoints near and around the Lavin-Bernick Center.

Additional questions can be sent to bookfest@tulane.edu