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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For this live-narrative, BYO partnered with the Fair Housing Action Center, and the theme of the evening was “Uninhabitable.” Santos Alvarado, the winner of the evening, tells this story of bad bosses, bad landlords, and making lemons out of lemonade.
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Under the theme of “Moved,” Monique Verdin tells the story of her indigenous family, and how being "moved" has affected her life and perspective. This the event was in partnership with the New Orleans Workers Center For Racial Justice. Here.
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Often when the last day of school hits, kids are running for the doors with the word "freedom" on their lips. The students at École Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, however, have been signing up for the school's summer ... Read More »