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28th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival featuring Luke Winslow-King

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Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11:30am

SING ME A STORY, TELL ME A SONG: WHEN WRITING DEMANDS MELODY

There’s a reason why some of the best writing is easy on the ears. Language began as an aural tradition. In Western literature, the relationship between storytelling and melody dates back to the lyric poems of antiquity. That may be why Bob Dylan — who has won nearly every music award on the planet — appears to have a chance to win a Nobel Prize for Literature. But when do popular songs rate as literature? Storytellers David Simon, Tom Piazza and Luke Winslow-King consider the literary power of songwriting with journalist and host of WWNO's "Music Inside Out," Gwen Thompkins.

Palm Court Jazz Café, 1204 Decatur Street. Free admission with Festival Panel Pass or $10 at the door.

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Palm Court Jazz Café
Palm Court Jazz Café
1204 Decatur
New Orleans , LA
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