Date of Award

Fall 12-2011

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Low Residency Creative Writing concentration;


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Bill Lavender

Second Advisor

Christine Sneed

Third Advisor

Brent Spencer



N’Awlins Po Boy draws heavily on the author’s memories and recollections of growing up in the New Orleans of the 1940s and 1950s, but it is a work of fiction. Although the settings and scenes are rendered as accurately as memory allows, the circumstances, situations and people are entirely fictional. During the immediate post-WWII decade, the city went through a rapid series of changes, some calm and nearly unnoticed, others turbulent and upsetting to the natural order that had prevailed for more than two centuries. This is an account of those changes as they might have been seen through the eyes of a pre-teen boy.


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