NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival’s annual online auction, “Menagerie of Holiday Gifts,” (Nov. 16 – Dec. 5) features over 100 gift items for all ages, interests, and budgets. Stay safe and healthy this holiday season by bidding on items from your own home. Support local businesses by shopping our online auction of unique items, including jewelry, artwork, hotel stays, gift certificates, and more.


Highlights include:
  • Original painting of Tennessee Williams by artist Timothy Cummings featured on the TWFest program cover
  • Hotel stays from The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, Pontchartrain Hotel, and more
  • Dining from Café Degas, Brigtsens, Atchafalaya, Jacques Imo’s, Mr. Gregory’s Shrimp Boil Experience,  Mandina’s, and many more
  • Resort package including a two-night stay, dining, and golf from Scarlet Pearl Casino 
  • A Tennessee Williams collection from New Direction Publishing
  • Glass Menagerie-themed Muses’ shoe and parade swag
  • Clothing, accessories, jewelry from New Orleans boutiques 
  • Cake a Month Package from Maurice’s French Pastries
  • Excursions with Beyond the Bayou Swamp Tours, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and more
  • Gift Baskets from Southern Candymakers, Aunt Sally’s Praline Shop, French Truck Coffee, Blue Cypress Books, and more


The auction opens at 9 am CST Nov. 16  and closes at 8 p.m. CST Dec. 5. Shop with convenience and support the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival’s programming and educational outreach.


Let the bidding begin!
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