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NOVEMBER 3, 8-10

Michael Pollan • Jules Fieffer • Brett Anderson • Steven Bingler • Bliss Broyard • Donna Cavato • Gianna Chachere • Randy Fertel • Jonathan Freilich • David Gamble Wendy Gaudin • Roberta Gratz • David Kunian • Andrew Lam • Bryan C. Lee, Jr. • Sue Mobley • Stanton Moore • Sandy Ha Nguyen • Mark Plotkin • Shannon Powell • Herlin Riley • Kristina Kay Robinson • Shirley Elizabeth Thompson • Michael Tisserand




SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

SUN. NOVEMBER 3

Screening of ESPLANADE The New Orleans Museum of Art 3:00pm FREE Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Open Seating

Screening of ESPLANADE, a cinematic meditation on Esplanade Avenue followed by a Q&A with creators Jonathan Freilich (Musician/Composer) and David Gamble (Photographer/Cinematographer). Moderated by Gianna Chachere, Founder/Executive Director of The New Quorum

FRI. NOVEMBER 8

IMPROVISATION & CREATIVITY: MICHAEL POLLAN IN CONVERSATION Loyola University’s Roussel Hall 7:30pm

THE NEW YORK TIMES best-selling culture and food writer, Michael Pollan (HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND: WHAT THE NEW SCIENCE OF PSYCHEDELICS TEACHES US ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS, DYING, ADDICTION, DEPRESSION, AND TRANSCENDENCE) with ethnobotanist and conservationist Mark Plotkin and Randy Fertel, scholar, philanthropist and founder of the Fertel Foundation and author of A TASTE FOR CHAOS: THE ART OF LITERARY IMPROVISATION, the inspiration for the conference

Admission $15. Tickets purchased on our website. Open Seating

SAT. NOVEMBER 9

CONFERENCE SESSIONS The New Orleans Jazz Museum

9:00am WHERE IMPROV LIVES: URBAN PLANNING & IMPROVISATION 11:00am FOODWAYS AND RESILIENCE: IMPROVISING AFTER DISASTER 2:00pm IMPROV & IDENTITY: EXPLORING RACE BEYOND FIXED CATEGORIES 3:30pm DRUM IMPROV: ORGANIZED CHAOS?

Sessions are free and open to the public, but guests are strongly advised to pre-register. Follow link above for more information and tickets.

IMPROV AND THE COMICS: JULES FEIFFER IN CONVERSATION Freeman Auditorium at Tulane University 7:00pm

An evening with legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer. Introduced by THE ADVOCATE’S political cartoonist Walt Handelsman, and interviewed by Michael Tisserand, the Eisner Award-winning biographer of New Orleans-born cartoonist George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat

Admission $15. Tickets purchased on our website. Open Seating

SUN. NOVEMBER 10

YOUTH INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS Louisiana Children’s Museum 12:00 - 2:00pm FREE Pre-registration REQUIRED

In partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Museum, interactive workshops are designed to engage younger audiences as improv entry points in foodways, urban design, and a special music workshop led by the musicians of Preservation Hall

THE STANTON MOORE TRIO Louisiana Children’s Museum 3:00pm FREE Open Seating

Drummer and founding member of Galactic, Stanton Moore with David Torkanowsky (Piano), and James Singleton (Bass). These three guys are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players