Suzanne Snider, founder and director of the Oral History Summer School, will be conducting a two-part workshop at the Hudson Area Library. The first session takes place on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The second session is on the following Wednesday, August 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is free, but registration is required because space is limited, and participants are expected to attend both workshop sessions.
The workshop will introduce the basic principles and practice of oral history, including the art of the interview, getting good sound, ethical and legal issues, and discussion of how oral history differs from a journalistic approach. Between workshop sessions, participants will go into the field to collect stories. The oral histories produced during the workshop will be included in an audio archive in the History Room at the library.
For more information and to register, call the Hudson Area Library at (518) 828-1792.