Second Thursday Lecture Series with Cassie Pruyn @ New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans [14 June]

Second Thursday Lecture Series with Cassie Pruyn

18:00 - 19:30

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New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Join us on Thursday June 14th at 6 PM. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave.) as author Cassie Pruyn discusses Bayou St. John through the centuries at our monthly Second Thursday Lecture.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Cassie recently published «Bayou St. John, A Brief History»
Bayou St. john played a significant role in the neighborhood of the same name, fueling debate over the waterway's use, control and ownership for centuries. Native Americans first used it as a trade route. Later, it became a backdoor entrance for settlers to the present-day French Quarter. As commercial use declined, residents witnessed a progressive shift toward recreation. Following the Civil War, tourists flocked to witness Marie Laveau's voodoo ceremonies. The early twentieth century brought two amusement parks. And events like the Bayou Boogaloo music festival draw thousands of visitors. Despite its many costume changes, the bayou continues to be the Crescent City's most beloved waterway. Author Cassie Pruyn reveals this evolving story.

About the author: Cassie is a New Orleans–based writer and researcher, born and raised in Portland, Maine. She is the author of Lena, winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry (Texas Tech University Press 2017). Her poems, reviews and essays have appeared in numerous publications.
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