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May 9, 2018
Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces throughout the New Orleans Community. Each month, BYO partners with a different community organization to tell true stories based on a theme relevant to the work of that organization. This story was told on May 23rd, 2018 in the New Orleans Sculpture Garden, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The event was in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art , and the theme of the evening was “A Queen
March 8, 2018
This story was told on January 18th, 2018 at SBC, and later produced by Maggie Hermann. The theme of the evening was "Pipe Dreams: our Flooding Visions and Nightmares " and here, Constanza Porche describes her day navigating the roads through the August 5 th flood and how she’s learned to be prepared for water in New Orleans since before she was born. That BYO was in partnership with ISeeChange and The Trust for Public Land. The next BYO is on Friday, March 23 rd , in partnership with NOMA, and
October 26, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on September 28th, 2017 at the CAC, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "The Thing Is" and here, Alia Alie describes a dress her grandmother made for her, that she wears not only for
September 27, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Lisa Mount recalls coming out to the world on CNN…except the world
June 21, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Aaron Richmond-Havel recalls a vision in which his late aunt reveals a
March 31, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on December 15, 2016 at the Propeller, and later produced by Kevin Foster. The theme of the evening was “Moved”, and the event was in partnership with the New Orleans Workers Center For Racial Justice. Here. Monique
March 30, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on January 12th, 2017 at the Circle Food Store, and later produced by Dana Bialek. The theme of the evening was "Where Does It Hurt" and here, Kendra Davis tells of a traumatic incident that ultimately expanded her ideas
March 17, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on October 20th, 2016 at The Radical Arts & Healing Collective, then later produced by Dana Bialek. The event was in partnership with the New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, and the theme of the evening was
February 17, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on January 12th, 2017 at the Circle Food Store, and later produced by Kevin Foster. The event was held in partnership with New Orleans Health Department, and the theme of the evening was "Where Does It Hurt?" Here,
January 25, 2017
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on July 28 th , 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, a special BYO in partnership with Eve Abrams’ Unprisoned series. The theme of the evening was Heard: Why the Young Feel Old". Donte Burks told this story about
December 29, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on April 21 st , 2016 at the Jazz and Heritage Center, and later produced by Dana Bialek (Bee-ah-lick). The theme of the evening was "Not For the Money", and was held in partnership with NOVAC’s Sync Up cinema conference.
December 8, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on July 28th, 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was "Heard: Why The Young Feel Old" and the event was in partnership with Eve Abrams’
November 21, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. More at bringyourownstories.com . This story was told on October 20th, 2016 at the Radical Arts and Healing Collective, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. This event was in partnership with the Fair Housing Action
October 26, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. This story was told on April 21 st , 2016 at the Jazz and Heritage Center, and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "(Not) For the Money". Here, Michael Arcos tells of his brief bootlegging career. The next BYO will take place Thursday, December 8th in partnership with the New Orleans Department. The theme is ‘Where Does It Hurt?’. More at
October 5, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on March 3rd, 2016 at the Michalopolous Studio at a Bring Your Own event in partnership Unprisoned. The story was later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of the evening was "Born on Parole". Here, Leroy Perry tells of
July 26, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
July 8, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on March 3rd , 2016 at the Michalopoulos Studio, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson . The theme of the evening was 'Born on Parole' and Bruce Reilly talks the trials and tribulations of dating, while on Parole.
May 12, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
April 14, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org. This story was told on January 21st at the Old Iron Works and was later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Pizza”, in partnership with Pizza Delicious, and Annie Kelly won the night with this true pizza romance. The
March 31, 2016
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
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