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The 2023 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

The second annual New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University returns to the Tulane campus, March 9-11, and features over 130 renowned and rising authors participating in 78 panels, book signings, a culinary symposium, family day festivities and a musical performance. The three-day celebration of literature and culture is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The complete 2023 lineup can be found here.

This one-of-a-kind book festival will have a distinct New Orleans flavor with live jazz music, cooking presentations and tastings from local chefs and some of the Crescent City’s most colorful authors and political figures. Lively author discussions, moderated conversations, panel discussions, book sales and at least one major plenary session featuring a leading author will highlight each day.

Among the national bestselling authors participating are Carl Bernstein, James Carville, Maureen Dowd, Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Annette Gordon-Reed, Maggie Haberman, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Eric Holder, Michael Lewis, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Jon Meacham, Adm. Mike Mullen, Imani Perry, David Rubenstein, Kara Swisher, Cleo Wade and Darren Walker.

The popular culinary symposium features a distinguished lineup of chefs, including Kevin Belton, Molly Kimball, Alon Shaya, Susan Spicer and Bryant Terry. The group will participate in roundtable discussions and food tastings.

The Preservation All-Stars will close the book festival with a musical celebration on Saturday afternoon with their famous New Orleans traditional jazz performance.

Family Day at the Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, in Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse. The festival will once again partner with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and feature a group of talented and award-winning local and national children’s authors. Family Day is open and accessible to all children of our community and their families.

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8906875