You can take a walking tour of New Orleans’ extraordinary French Quarter and support the ACES Education Fund at the same time. Two licensed guides will donate their services on April 11, the evening before the first conference sessions, for an ACES-donors-only stroll.
The 90-minute tour will begin in Jackson Square in the heart of the quarter, about 8 blocks from the conference hotel. You’ll see the mighty Mississippi and watch beignets being made at Café du Monde. Along Madison, Chartres and Royal streets you’ll hear stories of first settlers, slavery, stables and shootouts. You’ll see the birthplace – and lush courtyard – of the princess of Monaco. You’ll hear tales of pioneers and passion, of literature and legends. A walk through Pirate Alley, made famous by William Faulkner, will lead you back to Jackson Square.
This opportunity is limited to the first 50 people to sign up (25 going with each guide). The entire $30 price goes into the Education Fund to support students committed to copy editing. The event begins at 5 p.m. with an organized walk from the conference hotel to Jackson Square, where the tour will start at 5:30 p.m.
Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and pay your $30 when the walk begins. Please register by April 9.