About the Author
New Orleans is Christine Ewy’s birthplace and home of choice. In her early years she lived in the Lower Garden District, in what were the St. Thomas Projects and nearby neighborhoods. However, her carpenter father, Italian mother, merchant mariner uncles, and large extended family instilled in her an appreciation of the river and the entire city. Her family’s move to Metairie, fifteen minutes out of town, expanded her love of the area to include the lake and suburbs. Christine graduated from Sacred Heart High School on Canal Street and the University of New Orleans on the Lakefront. (If of interest, the attached résumé and the For Educators page on this website list graduate degrees and career highlights.)
Work took Christine away from the New Orleans area for a number of years, but she and her husband returned often to visit family. They chose to permanently return because this is where they love to be. Each time Christine heard friends, news media, congressmen, and citizens around the world ask, “Why do people live in New Orleans?” she felt a need for a resource to specifically answer their question, a resource that the general public could easily read and use, with facts, photographs, and residents’ viewpoints all in one place. That’s why she wrote Why People Live in New Orleans. Her passion for the area and joy in sharing it with others is also evident when, as licensed, volunteer tour guides, she and her husband lead walking tours of the French Quarter.
Contact information: email firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-444-4908.
Does your organization or visiting group want to . . .
- Deepen understanding and appreciation of New Orleans,
- Dispel misconceptions and foster positive actions, and
- Consider locals’ views of the area’s treasures and challenges?
Christine has an interactive style, preferring to elicit participation and build on a group’s knowledge and interests to tailor each presentation. Calling on research as well as interviews from more than fifty New Orleans residents, she combines information about the history and geography of New Orleans with the passion and culture of the people who live, work, and play here.
For Educators has additional information for speaking engagements specific to schools.
“Christine exceeded our expectations. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and organized. Any group interested in our rich history would be delighted with her presentation.”~ Joycelyn Cole, Tour Operator, www.tour-new-orleans.com
“Our sincerest thanks for a most entertaining and heartfelt presentation at our Elvis ‘Fun Raiser.’ I received many (and only) positive comments from attendees on your presentation and the spirit in which it was made.”
~ Rick McGregor, President, Make New Orleans Home
“I thought you did an outstanding job, and I thought that your presentation was a great addition to the trip! It added depth, context, and perspective on the importance of what we were doing and why New Orleans is so vital. I greatly appreciate both your time in providing the presentation and the manner in which you presented it.”
~ Kevin Fleming, Sr. Associate Director for Alumni Volunteer Programs, University of Massachusetts Amherst