Upcoming Events


America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Art on the Spot

Nov 28 - 28, 2015

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
The 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Double Dose

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Educator Appreciation…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Teachers get in FREE to NOMA on this day with a valid school ID. Bring your… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 28 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 28 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Meet the artists…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Some of the most talented artists behind Mardi Gras will be present at local… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Saturday Farmers…

Nov 28 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more


Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Spark imagination, creativity, and a love of reading. Professional authors,… more

Taylor Scholars…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
On Taylor Family Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Taylor Scholars and… more

The Historic New…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 28, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more


Media Contact:
Pat Simmons, media 314-630-5856

Lissa Woodson, libraries and book clubs, 773-263-6512

Lisa Watson, social media requests, 919-412-1102



This "Book Industry Event of the Year" offers more than 125 workshops for writers, readers, booksellers and librarians plus lots of book giveaways and prizes. Fans can mingle with New York bestselling authors like Heather Graham, Brenda Jackson, Francine Rivers, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and more!

The 2014 RT Booklovers Convention kicks off at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street on Tuesday, May 13 and ends on Sunday, May 18.

Aspiring authors can hone their craft by attending more than 125 workshops covering 15 genres - including romance, erotica, thriller, paranormal, inspirational and steampunk - plus cutting edge programs on writers' hot topics like self-publishing and social networking.

Plus, meet with editors from New York publishing houses, pitch manuscripts to dozens of agents, and most of all meet and greet your favorite authors like - Beverly Jenkins, Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, Sylvia Day, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Charlaine Harris, Karen Robard, and hundreds more. Day passes are available for only $99.

Besides our nightly costume parties, which make great visuals for television and the internet, one of this year's convention highlights will be a salute to legends of African-American romance.

Then RT BOOKLOVERS Convention goes crazy on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's FAN-tastic Day at the Marriott with two gigantic ballrooms filled with more than 700 new and bestselling authors selling and signing copies of their latest novels. Parents are invited to bring teens for the Teen Day program, sponsored by HarperTeen and popular YA authors. This program is packed with a day of games, plenty of prizes and book giveaways. Don't miss it! The $30 Teen Day Pass admits one teen and an adult chaperone.

Remember $99 day passes are available for the Monday-Friday workshops. Library patrons get in free to Saturday's book signing only, FAN-tastic Day is all about readers with tons of giveaways - book addicts are encouraged to bring an empty suitcase for all the free books, purchased books and giveaways. The FAN-tastic Day pass is only $55.

To request an author interview or a press badge, please contact Pat Simmons via email or cell. For more information about this not-to-be-missed book event, visit To see an overview of the workshops, click

The Annual RT BOOKLOVERS Convention is brought to you by RT BOOK REVIEWS the magazine for fiction lovers with more than 250 new books reviewed in every issue, author interviews, book news, gossip and more.