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The New Orleans Book Festival attracted a record turnout, but many students were still absent from the crowds last weekend.

Book Festival packed record turnout, few students

Martha Sanchez, News Editor March 15, 2023

It lured authors and book lovers. Jill Biden dropped by. It was so popular that late guests faced shut doors. The signs read “session full.”    But in the crowds that packed campus...

The second day of the New Orleans Book Festival drew big crowds, 75 authors and an unannounced visit from First Lady Jill Biden.

Book Festival draws Jill Biden, big crowds on Friday

Martha Sanchez and Olivia Warren March 12, 2023

Two billionaires and an attorney general are hard to beat.    But on Friday, the New Orleans Book Festival tried to do it. Authors – all 74 of them – descended on campus and talked...

Bill Gates and Walter Isaacson discussed climate change, pandemics and artificial intelligence in McAlister Auditorium on Thursday.

Gates, Holder, Rubenstein kick off Book Festival

Aidan McCahill, Associate News Editor March 12, 2023

Thursday marked the opening day for the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, culminating in the highly anticipated appearance of the festival’s headliner, Bill Gates.    Conversing...

Bill Gates is headlining the Tulane Book Festival in March along with famous writers, journalists, activists and professors.

New Orleans Book Festival promises captivating talks, renowned speakers

Anna Larsen, Staff Reporter March 11, 2022

For three days, Tulane University will host the New Orleans Book Festival, beginning March 10 and running through March 12.    The festival will feature over 100 national, regional and...

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Tulane cancels New Orleans Book Festival; event was expecting nearly 30,000 attendees

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter March 11, 2020

Just yesterday the New Orleans Book Festival announced its full line-up, boasting a roster of nearly 100 authors for an event expecting 30,000 attendees. Today, the Tulane-hosted event has been canceled...

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Hull Poll: Here are the authors we’d invite to BookFest

Hullabaloo Staff October 23, 2019

Bestowed with a unique honor, Tulane University will host the first inaugural 2020 New Orleans Book Festival. Though some readers may feel their eyes growing droopy upon encountering the phrase "Book...


New Orleans Book Festival announces lineup of best-selling authors

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter October 17, 2019

Tulane officially announced that it will host the 2020 New Orleans Book Festival March 19-21. At a press conference Wednesday, Tulane President Mike Fitts spoke along with festival co-chairs Walter Isaacson...

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