The Neighborhood Story Project is a collaborative ethnography and publishing organization in partnership with the University of New Orleans. Since 2004, we have worked with public schools, grassroots organizations such as benevolent associations, community museums, Mardi Gras Indians, and other institutions to create books and other printed material that supports our mission: "Our stories told by us." Our goal is to help people be the authors of their own stories in ways that will create relevant literature, and shares the profit both social and economic capital that comes from the booksales. To this end, we teach workshops on creative nonfiction, in-depth interviewing, and a wide range of photographic practices, such as formal portraits, candid photography, and extensive use of personal and institutional archives. We then lead our authors through the process of editing, publishing, marketing, and distribution.


Browse the Neighborhood Story Project Collections:

Guide to South Louisiana: Stories of Uncommon Culture