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2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival canceled

Both festivals were originally scheduled for March 25-29, and they will not be rescheduled, the statement said.
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NEW ORLEANS — The 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival and the Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival have been canceled because of coronavirus concerns, a statement from the organization behind the events said.

Both festivals were originally scheduled for March 25-29, and they will not be rescheduled, the statement said.

"The decision to cancel is devastating for everyone who has worked all year to bring these two Festivals to fruition, but the global pandemic is an unprecedented situation and the health and safety of the community is the top priority," the statement said.

The Festival organizers and Board of Directors are currently working through many other implications of this cancellation and will continue to post information at tenneessewilliams.net.

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