French Quarter Joan of Arc Statue ©Author Adventures

Literary Louisiana

With its Cajun cuisine, Southern style, French heritage, and national championship football team, no other state is like Louisiana. Not counting New Orleans, our Louisiana Author Adventures Trail can be done in a day. Otherwise, allow one day for the sites around the French Quarter of New Orleans and another long, full day to see the sites we selected through the rest of the state.

French Quarter Beignets ©Author Adventures

We suggest you read about Louisiana’s rich literary history and try the literary walking tour of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau — or this one compiled by Frommer’s: Literary Walking Tour of New Orleans.

Keep in mind that tours not designed by Author Adventures may include landmarks that can not be toured inside or may not be family-friendly. Many areas of the French Quarter are intended for adults only.

That said, one fantastic exception on any literary tour of New Orleans is Faulkner House Books, formerly an apartment of William Faulkner in the beginning era of his writing career. It has something for everyone. In addition to the findings inside, artists display their work across the street from the store and are happy to talk about their exhibits with tourists.

Click any link below for author and place information. Our Louisiana trail includes:

A. French Quarter and Tennessee Williams, New Orleans
B. Frances Parkinson Keyes, New Orleans
C. William Faulkner, New Orleans
D. Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
E. Alcee Fortier, Vacherie
F. Ernest J. Gaines, Lafayette
G. Arna Bontemps, Alexandria

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