Mark Your Calendars: the Festival Returns in March 2025

Save the Date March 27 | 28 | 29 2025

Aryanna Gamble

March 10, 2024

Attention book lovers! Join us as we celebrate the power of words and the joy of reading. The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University is delighted to unveil the dates for next year’s eagerly awaited event. Mark your calendars for March 27-29, 2025 and get ready for a unique literary celebration that’s free and open to the public.

Now in its fourth chapter, the New Orleans Book Festival is set to captivate book lovers from across the globe, offering a rich tapestry of local and national authors, musicians and thought leaders. This unparalleled celebration of literature promises to be a Mardi Gras for the mind, infused with the vibrant spirit of New Orleans. Expect live musical performances, culinary showcases, and engaging discussions with some of the city’s most dynamic writers and public figures.

Continuing the momentum from previous years, the festival will serve as a dynamic platform for exploring diverse genres, dissecting current affairs, and delving into the latest literary trends. It’s an opportunity to unearth new literary gems, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and be part of a thriving literary community set against the backdrop of a city and university like no other.

Due to a bustling slate of events in the spring calendar, next year’s festival will take place later in March. The festivities will kick off with opening sessions on Thursday, March 27, followed by a full lineup of programming on Friday and Saturday. Saturday, March 29, will be Family Day at the Fest, featuring an array of activities tailored for children and families, including appearances by local and national children’s authors.

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