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Feb 17, 2020 6:00 PM

Julie Urbišová: My home in NOLA - temporary address: New Orleans, Louisiana

Friendly gathering with Czech journalist living in New Orleans. In her book "My home in Nola" she not only captures the everyday life of an European woman in the center of American South, but mainly covers typical NOLA and Louisiana topics such as Mardi Gras, jazz or fine cuisine.

February 17, 6PM
In the CCNY Library


Doma v NOLA has been shortlisted in the nomination for The Best Book of Travels 2019 by the Hanzelka and Zikmund Award.

More information HERE

America has only three cities - New York, San Francisco and New Orleans, Tennessee Williams once said. The latter - New Orleans - is the center of American South, where people still feel what it means. The relics of slavery and racism, the incredible variety of cultures, the unique cuisine. Journalist Julie Urbišová, Czech Radio reporter, has lived in New Orleans since 2007 and has made a number of radio broadcasts that feature local life. From the fun and colorful carnival of Mardi Gras to traditional jazz, legends of NOLA music scene, the best recipes and current issues such as hurricanes or the removal of problematic Civil War monuments. The best of her radio stories appear now in the book, featuring also colorful photos and original illustrations of local children. It is the only Czech publication devoted to the city of New Orleans.

Julie Urbišová is a freelance journalist. She works for Czech Radio, Czech TV, weekly magazine Respekt and other Czech media. She worked as editor and presenter in cultural news office of Czech TV. After relocating to the USA and later to Turkey, she shot many documentary profiles of Czechs living abroad for Czech TV show called "Babylon". She also writes for her blog - www.domavnola.com


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Feb 17, 2020 6:00 PM


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