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Oral History Interview Workshop With Samuel Love

Indiana Humanities' Indiana Author Awards Speakers Series

2023-04-27 18:00:00 2023-04-27 19:30:00 America/Chicago Oral History Interview Workshop With Samuel Love Oral history interviewing tips for genealogy, local history, podcasting, and more! As part of a grant from Indiana Humanities, LCPL is hosting a workshop led by Samuel Love. Adults & teens welcome. Munster

Thursday, April 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-27 18:00:00 2023-04-27 19:30:00 America/Chicago Oral History Interview Workshop With Samuel Love Oral history interviewing tips for genealogy, local history, podcasting, and more! As part of a grant from Indiana Humanities, LCPL is hosting a workshop led by Samuel Love. Adults & teens welcome. Munster

Munster

Large Meeting Room

Oral history interviewing tips for genealogy, local history, podcasting, and more! As part of a grant from Indiana Humanities, LCPL is hosting a workshop led by Samuel Love. Adults & teens welcome.

Oral History Interviewing Tips for genealogy, local history, podcasting, and more! As part of Indiana Humanities' Indiana Author Awards speakers series, the Lake County Public Library is pleased to host a workshop led by local writer Samuel Love on using oral history interviewing techniques.

Love was the editor of The Gary Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2020) and an organizer of the Gary Poetry Project. Most recently he produced Calumet: The Region's River, directed by Raymar Brunson, winner of Best Regional Documentary Short at the 2022 Gary Black International Film Festival. He is currently working on a new book about the history of vice in Gary and a documentary short about urban agriculture in Gary.

Samuel Love was a student of James Lane, professor of history at Indiana University Northwest, whose Steel Shavings magazine has shared oral histories of Region residents for over 50 years. "Seeing the lives of regular working class people in print, elevated in a way usually reserved for the words of politicians or celebrities. That was quite exciting. And illuminating!"

Those interviewing skills have been the foundation of Love's creative practice. This workshop will show the many ways an oral history approach has uses beyond academics. "A local business who was losing a long-time worker, you know - the ones who know everything about how the business actually runs, to retirement and was wondering how they would train a new hire. Some of that institutional wisdom can be preserved and shared through an oral history interview process." This workshop will also be of interest to genealogists and family historians.

Love will stress preparation at every stage of the process: before, during, and after the interview. He'll share tips from over 25 years of practice, from shaping a project, ethical considerations, thoughts on being a better listener, the impact of technology, and strategies for publishing and archiving the results. "If you don't tell your own history, someone else might."

This event is appropriate for adults and teens. Programs are subject to change. In the event of a change, the library will contact registrants. If you have any questions, please call the library at 836-8450.

AGE GROUP: | Teens (12-18) | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | General |

Munster

Phone: 219-836-8450

Branch manager
Michael

Hours
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Jun 19 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

About the branch

The Munster Branch is a convenient, vibrant community center and educational hot spot for residents in the Lake County Public Library District and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be an inviting place where the community looks forward to visiting and using the library's services with their friends and family. This year, over 147,000 people walked through our doors and received wonderful service from the Munster Library staff.

Our library contains library materials for adults, teens and children along with ample seating, a meeting room, program room, WiFi access, public computers and small group rooms.  We also provide a variety of programs for people of all ages in-house and at Munster schools. We take pride in our community by featuring and co-hosting programs with local non-profit organizations.

Come visit us soon and let us know how we can be part of your life!

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