Author Archives: Kelley Crawford

Kelley Crawford

About Kelley Crawford

Kelley Crawford is a professor of composition at Bard Early College New Orleans, a columnist and writer for NolaVie, as well as a freelance radio host for WWNO. She also spends her professional time as the president of Shotgun Cinema and as a Senior Coach and Mentor for Pearson, with a focus on academically assisting prisoners and adults through college courses. When she isn't being all professional, you can find her dancing in parades with the dance krewe, Cosmonaughties, traveling while writing young adult books, and volunteering at WRBH, Reading Radio for the Blind and Print Impaired. She has a weekly column entitled "Artists in Their Own Words," where she asks a-typical questions to artists around New Orleans. To contact Kelley, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com

Bring your own: "The Healer" by Jordan Bridges

“The Healer” by Jordan Bridges  was told on January 12th, 2017 at the Circle Food Store, and later produced by Dana Bialek. The theme of the evening was “Where Does It Hurt?” Here, Jordan talks about a low period in his life that ultimately taught him what it means to be a healer. Read More »

Upfront: A way of life on Barataria Boulevard (Part 2)

This story is one of a series reprinted from the book A Guide to South Louisiana: Stories of Uncommon Culture. Each author was a student in Rachel Breunlin’s “Storytelling and Culture” course for the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans in the Spring of 2017. The Neighborhood Story Project sponsored the project as part of its mission to publish collaborative ethnography in high quality books in which the authors receive royalties for their creative labor. Read More »

Upfront: A way of life on Barataria Boulevard (Part 1)

This story is one of a series reprinted from the book A Guide to South Louisiana: Stories of Uncommon Culture. Each author was a student in Rachel Breunlin’s “Storytelling and Culture” course for the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans in the Spring of 2017. The Neighborhood Story Project sponsored the project as part of its mission to publish collaborative ethnography in high quality books in which the authors receive royalties for their creative labor. Read More »

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