Do you love listening to people’s stories? Join us as we continue to interview community members between the ages of sixty and ninety as part of “The Third Thirty,” an oral history project. You will read, watch, and listen to lots of wonderful stories. Students will build their listening and interview skills, and gain the tools needed to interview and edit an oral history to share as part of a public exhibition, a podcast, and an event. Our project will focus on Olympia-area residents who were either living here or were drawn to the area in the early years of the founding of Evergreen State College, between 1967 and 1980. The project seeks to understand this particular moment of our community’s history from the perspective of people who lived through it. Expect to work and have fun! You’ll have reading and viewing homework, and you’ll need access to a computer and a recording device, such as a Smartphone or tablet. Editing and technology help is available. Learn more about the project and read past stories, here. General Public/Members: $98/$92 Eight Sessions
Your Teacher: Elaine Vradenburgh is a multimedia storyteller and educator. She loves working with the community to gather and share stories to spark conversation and deepen our understanding about ourselves and others. Elaine is adjunct faculty at The Evergreen State College and is the Curator of Community-Based Storytelling at Window Seat Media.