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Word Festival Workshop: Preserving Your Stories

Event Type: Community-sponsored Event (public)
Date: 10/21/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 Join The First Coast's founder and lead interviewer, Galen Koch, to learn techniques and tools for interviewing and preserving the stories of your family and community. Workshop attendees will spend time identifying a story or person they'd like to document, and receive training in the process of interviewing, recording, and sharing that story with the broader public. Through practice interviews and demonstrations, attendees will learn interviewing best practices and how to create a short audio postcard about your own family or community.

Galen Koch is an independent audio and multimedia producer based in Portland, Maine. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and her work has appeared on MPBN, NPR, BBC World Service, and Radiotopia's The Heart. For the past two years, Galen's work has focused on Maine's working waterfronts and coastal communities. In January 2016 she began renovating a 1976 Airstream trailer for a years-long documentary project, The First Coast, which aims to tell stories by Maine communities, for Maine communities.

This workshop requires a smart phone or personal laptop computer, so please come prepared. Registration is required and limited space is available. There is a $25 registration fee. Call 374-5632 to register.

This event is sponsored by Word Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival.
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Location: Bass Meeting & Archive Room