Bring Your Own: “The Writings on the Wall” by Tristan Bennet

Editor’s Note: 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

This story revolves around the theme “Jackpot” and was recorded on April 24, 2017 at the CAC.  Here, Tristan Bennet tells his story “The Writings on the Wall,” in which he thought he had landed that jackpot, and how he soon learned it would be a longer journey to good fortune than he had originally thought. This story was told at the old firehouse on Mandeville street and was produced by Natalie Yahr. This story and more can be found at



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