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Storytelling for Social Change Workshop

  • Vermont Folklife Center 88 Main Street Middlebury, VT, 05753 United States (map)

Storytelling is a powerful tool for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. It can also be a catalyst for activism and social change. In this workshop we will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies. Attendees will be introduced to these three merging methodologies through a combination of short media pieces and discussions, will be invited to take a critical and analytical look at the history of documentary work, and will learn the basics of skills such as interviewing, story circle facilitation, and ethnographic observation. We will also cover the technical aspects of storytelling, providing an introduction to tools for minimal-resource and mobile audio recording.

Cost: $95 ($50 for students)

Registration: Attendance is limited to 14 participants and the registration deadline is October 11. Register online, by email ( or by phone (802-388-4964).

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

Earlier Event: October 11
Rick Winston
Later Event: October 12
Eric Jay Dolin