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  • Words & Music 2014: Pan American Connections with Luis Alberto Urrea

    Words & Music, 2014: Pan American Connections with best-selling author Luis Alberto Urrea

  • The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and its grant partners have been given a grant to stage a BIG READ event in 2014 featuring the novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Ethiopian-born American writer Dinaw Mengestu.

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The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization, is a 501 (c) (3) literary and educational institution and, as such, grant donations, membership contributions, and contributions to our fundraisers are fully tax deductible. Important projects of the Faulkner Society are The Double Dealer literary journal; outreach programs for high school and college students; literacy projects for at-risk teenagers in cooperation with other organizations, including BIG READ projects funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; continuing education programs for writers and readers; and a year-round calendar of literary events—such as My New Orleans and Meet the Author, the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and Words & Music, A Literary Feast in New Orleans—which honor and assist writers and provide high quality literary entertainment for readers. Many of our programs are offered free to students and the reading public.

Our most recent ticketed events were during our annual festival, Words & Music, along with certain events of our 2014 BIG READ project focusing on the Dinaw Mengestu novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears,  which ran concurrent with Words & Music.

Our next ticketed event will be our 2015 celebration of the revival of Krewe of Libris, the Society’s Carnival Krewe created in 2006 as a joint Mardi Gras celebration with the Louisiana State Museum.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 to 10:30. Details will be announced here and in e-mail invitations shortly.

Faulkner Society Impact!

Projects of the Faulkner Society have a positive impact for some 6,500 persons annually. We urge you to support our programs by becoming a member. For a membership form, e-mail us at The Society’s most ambitious annual undertakings are:

  • William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
  • Words & Music, A Literary Feast in New Orleans
  • Workshops, Master Classes, Manuscript Critiques for Developing Writers
  • Literacy Initiatives for Teenagers At-Risk for Illiteracy, Including BIG READ projects
  • The Double Dealer literary journal and Student Intern Program
  • Free Monthly Sessions of Meet the Author and My New Orleans Events for Dedicated Readers
  • Joint Ventures with other Non-Profits to Embellish the City’s Cultural Resources



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