Ernest Gaines at Words & Music 2012!

Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans, opens November 28, 2012 with the Society’s annual master class for high school students.  Adult programming will begin later that day.  Our special guest of honor this year will be Ernest J. Gaines, famous Louisiana fiction writer, author of A Lesson Before Dying, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and other critically acclaimed works of fiction.

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This year’s conference runs November 28 (Wednesday) through December 2 (Sunday). We will be posting a working schedule by May 15.  Writers who register for Words & Music  before July 15 will receive a discount on the Writers Tuition Package!