I recently attended a National Geographic Learning teacher training in Denver, Colorado as the event’s keynote speaker. Here, I gave a 45 minute talk about my oral history work, my book (An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward) and how to implement oral history in the classroom. Thank you so much to National … Continue reading Nat Geo Learning in Denver
I recently attended the 2017 National Council for the Social Studies Conference in San Francisco. Here, I worked with National Geographic Learning at their booth, discussing my work contributing to their textbooks and signing copies of my book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward. A huge thanks to National Geographic Learning for hosting … Continue reading NCSS ’17
Hey Seattle! I’ll be doing a book reading and signing at Elliott Bay Book Company Wednesday, August 30, at 7 p.m. The “An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward” event is being held in conjunction with the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For more information about the reading, check out Elliott Bay’s event page or … Continue reading Join Me Next Week At Elliott Bay!
I just returned from teaching a journalism course to American teens at Oxford University. The course was run by The New York Times as part of their new Student Journeys program. With two other instructors, I taught 23 budding journalists about media ethics, bias, news writing and editing. We also did some sight-seeing on a … Continue reading The New York Times Student Journeys
My book “An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward” has been in the news lately. To learn more about the book and my inspiration to write it, check out the following write-ups and interviews: “The Whole Ninth Ward,” Country Roads magazine, April 2017 issue “Tigers in Print,” LSU Alumni Magazine, Spring 2017 issue, … Continue reading ‘An Oral History of the N.O. Ninth Ward’ In The News
My first book signing was at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington DC, after I gave a talk at their Nat Geo Nights event in February 2017. I signed copies of my book “An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward” at the Mandeville and Metairie Barnes & Noble locations — and actually sold-out at the … Continue reading Book Signings
Now that “An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward” has been released, I will be signing books at the Mandeville Barnes & Noble, the Metairie Barnes & Noble and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! Information for the signings are included below: Barnes and Noble: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 12 PM – 2 PM, The … Continue reading Upcoming Book Signings