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Join us for an in-person workshop on the art of oral histories, presented by the SLNC Government and Heritage Library in partnership with the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the “New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte” initiative. 

During this session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of what oral histories entail and how to conduct them effectively. Focusing on the preliminary stages of preparation, including selecting a thematic focus and crafting thought-provoking interview questions, the workshop features an exploration of various question types that contribute to the creation of compelling oral histories, accompanied by insightful demonstrations through sample audio clips. Moreover, attendees will receive valuable guidance on recommended equipment and best practices for capturing high-quality oral history interviews. 

Join us as we delve into the art of storytelling, capturing the diverse and rich narratives that form the cultural tapestry of North Carolina.