Building Community Through Oral History
Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Building Community Through Oral History will be led by story-teller and oral history expert Jo Radner. It offers staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries, schools, town governments and other community organizations effective strategies for capturing local history through oral history projects. Radner will guide participants through designing oral history projects, effective strategies of interviewing, and presenting community stories. Participants will leave useful skills, a plan of action, and a manual for future reference. Jo Radner lives in Lovell, Maine, and has taught oral history workshops and performed stories from Maine to Hawaii. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Lunch is available to purchase for $7 per person (payable day of workshop) or participants may bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited so register early. The deadline to register is October 24. To learn more and to register, visit the Meriden Library or Philip Read Memorial Library or register online here or print the registration form here and mail it in.
The Plainfield Town Hall is handicapped accessible.