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(Audio) Bring Your Own: "Arcane Melancholia" by Claudia Lopez

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

Under the theme of "Where does it hurt," Claudia Lopez first confesses that while others have said her stories have no direction, that she feels that she is a born story teller. In this Bring Your Own, Claudia doesn't tell her story. She reads a letter that was written by her brother in jail and tells his story. 


Kelley Crawford is a professor, writer, mentor, dancer, and constant questioner. If you would like to contact Kelley Crawford, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com.