Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme.
This month's BYO invites storytellers that are strictly writers and artists to share object-themed stories with the audience. Some artists have their work featured in the show on view until October 1, Ephemera Obscura.
More about BYO
Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that partners with local organizations and unconventional spaces to explore questions and themes most pertinent to the New Orleans community. The stories are recorded and shared online and on air at WWNO. Storytelling builds bridges; it connects us, offers different ways of looking at the same thing. BYO is committed to elevating the organizations, voices, and narratives that build the backbone of our city. BYO has heard over 250 stories, and counting.
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, and is a Laine Kaplan-Levenson production.
More about PROJECT:OBJECT
PROJECT:OBJECT, co-founded by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker, is an ongoing online series of nonfiction stories about personal objects arranged around themes — political objects, talismanic objects, illicit object, lost objects, etc. Contributors have included Lydia Millet, Luc Sante, William Gibson, Marisa Silver, Alexis Madrigal, Virginia Heffernan, Douglas Rushkoff, and many others. “This is definitely one of the remaining examples of the rapidly diminishing 'good Internet' ice caps that will some day be spoken of only in legend,” says The Awl.