Do you enjoy visiting with people? Are you a good listener? Are you interested in local history and making new friends? If this sounds like you, you may want to join the core group of volunteers who are making the Bainbridge Island StoryShare Project a model of community engagement.
In this podcast BCB Host Joanna Pyle talks with Barbara Golden, who will be leading a class on interviewing for the StoryShare Project, to be held Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Waterfront Park Community Center starting February 19th. Golden hosted weekly live radio interviews on a community radio station in Wisconsin, and will be teaching participants how to record audio stories.
The six-week series will include video instruction from This American Life host Alex Blumberg, and will not only introduce interviewing and story-telling techniques but will also offer hands-on experience with audio podcasting microphones and recording equipment.
This is an opportunity to learn the elements of interviewing and good story telling through practicing with classmates. Then, if you like, you can become active in the StoryShare Project by harvesting community stories, family stories, and personal stories, which you will learn how to get podcast ready. Get to know your community more deeply in this fascinating new program.
For more information and to sign up for the class, go to the Bainbridge Parks and Rec site, http://www.biparks.org and look for the Interview Class, #162407-01.
Credits: BCB host Joanna Pyle; BCB audio editor: Lyssa Danehy deHart; BCB social media publishers: Diane and Chris Walker.