June 22, 2024

Richards Leads Discussion on A Streetcar Named Desire at Lousiana Book Festival

Professor of English Gary Richards

Professor of English Gary Richards

To mark the 75th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Professor of English Gary Richards led the discussion of that play in the One Book, One Festival series at the Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was his tenth time to participate in that series at the festival, having also led the programs on Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” and Ernest Gaines’s A Gathering of Old Men, among others. His appearance was made possible in part by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.