770-New-Orleans-Hotel-monteleone-carousel-bar-New-Carousel-BarIt seemed appropriate, as I head to New Orleans and this year’s Words & Music Festival, (celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pirates Alley Faulkner Society!) to share a fun infographic provided by editor Linda Craig, about famous literary watering holes which were loved by great writers. If you’re a writer, these are some fabulous places worth visiting, inspired by her own journey.

You can read Linda’s full article HERE.

Meanwhile, if you’re heading to New Orleans, From Ernest Hemingway to William Faulkner to Anne Rice, plenty of famous authors have found inspiration in the Big Easy.

My own favorite? Site of Words & Music, the class Hotel Monteleone, often considered ground zero for New Orleans’ best-known literati. Among those who stayed, wrote and/or drank here? Hemingway, Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Anne Rice, Eudora Welty, and John Grisham. Don’t miss the window display of famous books penned here (just inside the front doors as you enter the lobby), and try a classic Sazerac or Bloody Bull cocktail when you take a spin on the slow-turning Carousel bar.

More of our favorite literary landmarks in the Big Easy can be found HERE.


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2 thoughts on “Famous Literary Watering Holes in New Orleans and Around the World!

  • October 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    This listing of literary haunts and landmarks just gave me a wonderful new list of destinations.

    • October 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Me, too, Flora! Time for a world tour… 🙂

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