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Books And Bohemians New Orleans Literary Walking Tour

By The Savvy Native Walking Tours
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  • 5 Writers Through New Orleans On Their Way To Nobel Prizes

  • Dozens Of Pulitzers, National Book Awards & O. Henry Prizes

  • Faulkner, Williams, Welty, Hemingway And Capote

  • New Orleans’ Women, African American & Contemporary Writers

  • The Dixie Bohemia, Paris On The Mississippi

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October 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    2 Hour Literary Walking Tour Of The French Quarter

Know Before You Book

  • We are volunteer tour guides for the Friends of the Cabildo & the Louisiana State Museum. We are members of the Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and Save Our Cemeteries. We are registered tour operators for St. Louis Cemetery Number One.

What you can expect

To minimize risk in the world of Covid-19 and provide the safest and best possible tour experience, The Savvy Native has moved from individual tour bookings to Private Small Group Tours. Our tours are now available only to “familiar groups” of 1-4 guests or 5-8 guests. No mixed bookings. To keep our guides working we have priced our tours at cost. We greatly appreciate your patronage during this “new normal” and look forward to our time together. The same great guides! The same great tours!

Writers In New Orleans

Five writers have passed through New Orleans on their way to the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dozens more who came this way have been awarded Pulitzers, National Book Awards and O. Henry Prizes. Something happens to writers in New Orleans that stays with them wherever they roam.

Literary Landmarks

During our Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour you will visit one of only three literary landmark hotels in America. William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway stayed there often. Truman Capote said he was born there. (He wasn’t.) We’ll visit the authors’ homes and favorite haunts.

Dixie Bohemia

We’ll immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Dixie Bohemia, La Vie Bohéme, in the 1920’s. If you couldn’t join the Lost Generation in Paris, you came to Paris on The Mississippi. The Double Dealer magazine made literary ripples across the country in the ’20s. In the 1960’s, The Outsider magazine did the same from a garret on Royal Street. And we’ll shine the spotlight on New Orleans’ women, African American and contemporary writers.


Historically accurate, entertaining and memorable. “Know the facts then you can twist them.” Mark Twain

A guide passionate about telling the stories of The French Quarter, literary, historical and architectural.

A relaxed stroll through the French Quarter with time for a cocktail or two. (Drinks NOT included.)

Over 20 Different Ways To See New Orleans. Historically Accurate, Entertaining, Memorable And Always A Good Time - That's New Orleans With The Savvy Native. New Orleans Best Tour Experience!


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Activity Location

  • New Orleans Louisiana

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • French Truck Coffee
  • 217 Chartres Street
  • New Orleans Louisiana 70130
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