August 30th, 2012
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson
For the past few months, we’ve been talking a lot about the challenges and frustrations of our foray into transmedia storytelling. Now it’s time to share the happy news of a serendipitous high point for our project! Little did we know here at Land of Opportunity that mentioning Cowbird in a blog post a few weeks ago would lead to a beautiful storytelling collaboration.
After our tweeting the blog post, Cowbird saw their mention and checked us out as well. They appreciated our commitment to telling the story of post-Katrina New Orleans across different platforms, and after talking storytelling shop , we decided to team up to honor the 7th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This resulted in a Land of Opportunity-presented collaboration on Cowbird’s first ever place-based Saga New Orleans(“saga”, in Cowbird-speak, is a collection documenting major world topics and events, i.e. The Occupy Movement). Launched earlier this week, with a hand-picked collection of stories from our favorite local storytellers, this new Saga serves as an official call for open and ongoing NOLA-driven story contributions.
View the collection of stories here—>