Building Community Through Oral History
A Professional Development Workshop
with Jo Radner, Noted Oral Historian and Storyteller
Saturday May 4, 2013 10 am - 4 pm
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum Peaks Island*
$15 per person
Jo will conduct a lively, hands-on workshop for teachers, museum personnel, community and family historians, and writers. Participants will practice effective interviewing strategies, learn to design oral history projects, and sample successful ways community stories can be presented. She will give special attention to ways of creating collaborations between schools, local organizations, and museums to enhance curriculum and strengthen community bonds. Jo Radner is an award-winning storyteller who has performed from Maine to Hawaii. Her workshops on oral history techniques have served historical societies, libraries, hospice and home-care organizations, elementary and secondary schools, and intergenerational groups. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network. A former professor at American University, she has been studying, teaching, telling, and collecting stories most of her life. Bring a bag lunch or order & prepay sandwiches from the Peaks Café.Morning coffee and afternoon beverages & snacks provided. Pre-registration required by April 27, 2013
Please Join Us!
*requires taking a 9:30 a.m. Casco Bay Lines ferry boat to Peaks Island and walking a pleasant one-quarter of a mile to the museum. A 5 p.m. ferry will offer a return trip.