Bring Your Own

Periodically on All Things New Orleans, and Biweekly on WWNO.org

 

Founded in March 2012, Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller. Storytellers volunteer prior to the event and are judged by three anonymous audience members to determine a winner, whose story is later produced for radio and podcast play. Winners subsequently choose the next month’s theme.

As a nomadic organization, events rotate and put previously unknown, underutilized and private spaces on the public map. Each event takes on the character of its environment; the success of the night is as much about the tone as it is about the stories that are told.

BYO serves as a hub and community for writers, filmmakers, radio makers and photographers, where everyone leaves their premiere artistry behind and dives into a medium that lies at the core of all art forms. Whether you ask a screenwriter, a reporter or a photojournalist, the piece at the heart of each of these crafts is a good story.

The best stories are produced by a team of local producers for on-air and online distribution. BYO is broadcast on All Things New Orleans, and as a biweekly podcast on wwno.org

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson, Liam Daniel Pierce, and Nina Feldman. email them at bringyourownstories@gmail.com.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'DIY Or Die'

Jul 23, 2015
Laine Kaplan-Levenson / Bring Your Own

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

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Highly Flammable'

Jul 1, 2015
David Falconer / WWNO

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Myrtle & Malpa'

May 27, 2015
Aubrey Edwards

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Library Runaway'

May 1, 2015
Sophie Lucido Johnson

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate 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.

On May 2 you can vote on future funding for the public library system in New Orleans. It's called a Millage Proposition.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Celine Experience'

Apr 9, 2015
Jess Pinkham / Bring Your Own

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Eve Troeh / WWNO

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'A Big Deal'

Mar 12, 2015

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate 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 at the winners circle edition on February 26, 2015 at the Broad Theater. The theme of the evening was “Can of Worms,” and James Hamilton recalled how the D.A.R.E program kept him off drugs…until it didn’t.

Infrogmation / Wikimedia Commons

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Hello Dolly'

Feb 5, 2015
Jon Fisher / flickr.com

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 eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

Jpatokal / Wikimedia Commons

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 eight 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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