Constance Adler: MY BAYOU: New Orleans through the Eyes of a Lover

My Bayou by Constance AdlerPlease join for a reading and signing with Constance Adler featuring her just released memoir of life along Bayou St. John, MY BAYOU: New Orleans through the Eyes of a Lover.

A vividly described and intensely personal memoir, My Bayou charts a personal and spiritual transformation along the fabled banks of Bayou Saint John in New Orleans. When Constance Adler moves to New Orleans, she begins what becomes a lasting love affair with the city, and especially the bayou — a living entity and the beating heart of local culture. Rites of passage, celebrations, mysterious accidents, and magic all take place on its banks, leading Adler to a vibrant awareness of the power of being part of a community. That faith is tested in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and is ultimately proven right, as Bayou Saint John begins to rebuild.

Constance Adler teaches a creative writing workshop and writes a blog, Emily Every Day. Her writing has appeared in Spy Magazine, Utne Reader, Self, Cable Guide, Baltimore Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Oxford American, and Gambit Weekly. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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$24.95
ISBN: 9781611860320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Michigan State University Press - February 1st, 2012

A vividly described and intensely personal memoir, My Bayou charts a personal and spiritual transformation along the fabled banks of Bayou Saint John in New Orleans. When Constance Adler moves to New Orleans, she begins what becomes a lasting love affair with the city, and especially the bayou—a living entity and the beating heart of local culture.


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