Tuesday, November 24, 2009

After the Turkey...

Consider this when you finish your Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday:

Enjoy a conversation or two or three with some family members and capture it in celebration of the "National Day of Listening."

This is a wonderful way to capture the oral history of a loved one, a special event or memory, or celebrate family history! Designed as a monetary - free alternative to our nation's "Black Friday" spending sprees, "The National Day of Listening" was launched by Storycorps in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Explore their site for wonderful step by step interview suggestions and good ideas to capturing memories that can become holiday gifts.

The process is simple: select an interview partner, create a question list, and sit down to record a meaningful conversation. StoryCorps has created a free Do-It-Yourself (DIY) interview guide with step-by-step interview instructions, equipment recommendations, and sample questions available online at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.

Download the Do-It-Yourself Guide

Participants are encouraged to record their National Day of Listening interviews using equipment that is readily available in most homes—from cell phones to tape recorders to computers or even pen and paper. StoryCorps has created a free Do-It-Yourself interview guide with equipment recommendations and interview instructions available online at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.

About StoryCorps
StoryCorps is an independent non-profit whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. StoryCorps is one of the largest archives of American voices ever created, with interviews gathered from more than 50,000 people in all 50 states. Each StoryCorps interview is recorded on a free CD for participants to take home and share, and is also archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. For more information, visit www.storycorps.org.

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