Dear Book Festival Guests, Supporters and Friends:

On behalf of the whole team supporting the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, it is our honor and pleasure to welcome you to this annual event on the beautiful campus of Tulane University.  We look forward to seeing you in March!

We are excited to bring the New Orleans Book Festival to our great city for a three-day celebration of literacy and culture. We have an impressive, diverse lineup of authors, chefs and musicians from a vast array of genres and disciplines. We look forward to experiencing the vibrant synergy between the authors and their audiences in each engaging session.

The New Orleans Book Festival will offer something to readers of all ages and backgrounds and provide an opportunity for members of our community to come together over a shared love of reading. Our panels and sessions featuring bestselling and beloved authors will lead lively conversations, while Family Day at the Festival will provide opportunities for children from across our community to come together to discover the joy of reading. We are thrilled to partner with a wide variety of literacy supporters and partners to bring a group of talented and award-winning children’s authors to meet our young readers.

The mission of the book festival is to attract and captivate book enthusiasts of all ages from all over, especially in New Orleans, Tulane and surrounding communities. With your help, this festival will become one of the nation’s premier literary destinations. We encourage everyone in attendance to also enjoy our scenic campus, our beautiful city and our rich literary history.

If you would like to volunteer for the festival, please sign up here.

A special thank you to our patrons and sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible. We are also grateful for the support of our great partners and volunteers at Tulane University. Please make plans to join us this spring as we celebrate Mardi Gras for the Mind!


Walter Isaacson
Festival co-chair
Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American
History and Values in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts

Cheryl Landrieu
Festival co-chair
Executive Director