Bring Your Own Presents: 'Hot Wired'

May 21, 2014

Noelle and The Benz.
Credit Noelle Deltufo

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told on August 1, 2013 at the Old Ironworks in the Bywater, and later produced by Nina Feldman. The theme of the evening was "In Hot Water", and here winner Noelle Del Tufo offers both mechanical and life lessons learned from her one-woman, post-grad cross-country road trip.

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next live storytelling event is Wednesday, May 28 at 915 N. Dupre street in Bayou St. John (theme: "Family Matters"); for details, go to