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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

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On April 27, 2011, a monster tornado ran for 132 miles across Alabama and Tennessee, obliterating two towns, striking a state prison and barely missing one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants.

Three years after the storm, Justin Nobel, a New Orleans-based science journalist walked the tornado’s path. He will read from his story, Walking the Tornado Line, published in the Spring 2015 issue of The Oxford American and also from another weather story, on how the western drought is affecting the little-known Native American nation of Newe Sogobia. 

Accompanying Nobel on singing saw will be Karen LeBlanc, an accomplished musician who has played for musical theater in New York City, and with several lives bands here in New Orleans. 

The book All the Magic I Had Hoped For will be available for purchase at The Stacks.

 
Karen LeBlanc is a New Orleans-based textile and fashion designer, artist, and musician. She sells her designs under the name MissKarret. 
 

Justin Nobel writes about science and culture for magazines, and is working on a book about a New Orleans man wrongfully convicted of murder to be published later this year with UNO Press.

 

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