The Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest is the culmination of the five-day long Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Mint Juleps in hand, a crowd gathers every year in Jackson Square to witness and participate in this competition which has come to stand for the passion and resilience of New Orleans.
To learn more about the festival, go to www.tennesseewilliams.net. This piece was recorded in 2008. To see this year's contest, come to Jackson Square on March 29, and make sure to get there early.