The following is message delivered as a courtesy for the 2011 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival . . . their 25th! This annual event is phenomenal - in New Orleans. Now that's an artsy city. Literary and film greats present amd can be seen traipsing around. They need over a hundred volunteers, so they offer incentive in the form of free attendance. Nice!
The Festival is fast approaching, and we are excited about this year's program. And while we've lined up our theatre stars, contemporary literary legends and various performances, we're still looking for the real stars of the show: our volunteers.
As a non-profit organization, we depend on our volunteers--a team of over 100 dedicated individuals--to help us ensure that the weekend’s festivities run smoothly. Without their generosity, we would not be able to pull it all off.
Our volunteers make the Festival happen. We would like to ask you to consider signing up for a volunteer slot. Your helping hand will be invaluable to us. Volunteering at the Festival is a great way to meet new people and be inspired by some of the country's foremost arts luminaries.
As a token of gratitude for your time and effort, we will offer you a free panel pass, which allows access to events featuring acclaimed authors Robert Olen Butler and Armistead Maupin, film and theatre greats such as John Waters, Zoe Caldwell and Grace Zabriskie amongst others.
All we ask is that you commit to working a shift of 4-5 hours during the Festival. If there is an event you'd especially like to see, please DO NOT sign up to volunteer during that shift, as we cannot guarantee the venue where you will be assigned.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to working alongside you during the weekend of the Festival!
Sign up here to volunteer!