Community Connection

Gathering for Faulkner, Words & Music

by Meagan Frank

A well-respected literary festival, inspired by William Faulkner, takes place each year in New Orleans. Writers and readers flock to the city to celebrate Faulkner, literature, and what it is to be an aspiring writer. The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society brings together a community of literary enthusiasts through writing competitions, education, parties, and literacy initiatives. “You go to Words & Music to build relationships,” says editor Shari Stauch. “[Cofounders] Joe and Rosemary do more for writers than any two people on the planet.” […]