Bring Your Own

Biweekly on All Things New Orleans and


Founded in March 2012, Bring Your Own is a live 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. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller.

As a nomadic organization, events 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.

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

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Computer Moon Productions.

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Virginia'

May 13, 2013
Akasha Rabut

This is a story told by a New Orleans resident at a local event called Bring Your Own. It 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 with live, unscripted, true stories.