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Tour Registration Re-Opened: Spirits of New Orleans: A Backstage Tour of a Haunted City

Monday, October 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

A pre-conference tour --  Spirits of New Orleans: A Backstage Tour of a Haunted City -- has been expanded to allow more participation. The walking tour includes a light supper. To register, visit the online store; registration ends Thursday, October 18.

New Orleans is the great American city of spiritualists, mediums, psychics, and paranormal lore of every flavor. With these traditions come liaisons between belief and performance, art and commerce, liaisons that have produced the richest ecosystem of folklore-based, tourist-oriented street theater in the country. Bloody Mary (Mary Millan) is a dean among New Orleans ghost-story tour guides--a local professional teller, community scholar, and voodoo priestess. In this special tour, sponsored by the Storytelling Section of AFS, she will lead us on a multi-level tour of haunted New Orleans, revealing and reveling in the supernatural lore of the city while reflecting on the process of retelling and retailing it in the performance rituals of commercial tourism.

Tour includes a light supper.

Sponsored by the Storytelling Section.

Wednesday, October 24, 3:30--6:30 PM.

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