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AUDIO: "Is This Seat Taken?"

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.

This story was told on April 3rd, 2014 at the Alvar Library and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was ‘On the Verge” and here, winner Jeanie Riess tells of a plane ride that seemed to be going south, but in the end she still came out on top.

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next live storytelling event is Wednesday, May 28th at 915 N Dupre street in Bayou St John. For details, go to Bringyourownstories.com.

Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a producer at WWNO, The Moth and Listening Post and cofounder of Bring Your Own.