Bring Your Own is a live storytelling pop-up 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.
The Bring Your Own theme on April 17, 2013 at the Old Firehouse on Mandeville Street was "Jackpot", and New Orleans native Denise Augustine kicked off the evening with this story of good fortune. Denise is a New Orleans native of Creole persuasion who comes from a porch sitting, doe-poppin', storytelling culture. Melanie Merz produced this piece that straddles truth and urban legend.