On September 20, I’m teaching a class.
Crescent City Crash Course
How to Fake Being a New Orleanian
4332 Magazine St.
Buy tickets here
“You heard New Orleans was unique before you moved here, but WOW, there’s a lot of things about the lifestyle you didn’t anticipate. It takes a long time to be able to claim you’re a New Orleanian–but you don’t have that kind of patience. Join me to learn how to live in the Crescent City. We’ll discuss where to go, what to bring when you get there, sports, festivals, neighborhoods and what those jokes on all those t-shirts are about. Price includes the cost of some local NOLA-area beers!”
I’m teaching the class via the organization, Skillshare, which empowers people in different communities to teach classes on whatever they know! Class can be as diverse as how to braid hair or how to apply for a home mortgage. Skillshare started in New York and expanded to New Orleans this summer. I signed up to help volunteer with the organization, when Sarah Baird (who is helping launching it down here) contacted me. She had read my blog and encouraged me to teach a course on how to be a New Orleanian. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m still trying to figure it out.
I’m working on the syllabus (!) and hoping to make it a lively and interactive discussion*. Please submit any ideas in the comments!
*Or get everyone drunk