There will be a workshop the art of collecting family stories, which takes place on February 7th at the Gordon Nash Library in New Hampton NH. The workshop will be led by NHHC historian and story-teller Jo Radner. The program is being hosted by the The Scrooge and Marley Coop, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Humanities Council. This will be a great opportunity for d.i.y. genealogist and community historians to learn who to collect mine memories and collect stories.
Storyteller and oral historian Jo Radner will talk about the importance of reminiscence and will share many ways to remember or gather meaningful stories. Participants will learn ways to mine their recollections (and interview their relatives) through well-aimed prompts, sensory memories, mapping, and family folk traditions, and will have opportunities to develop, combine, and tell their own tales.
Those wishing to register for this workshop can do so by clicking on this link and filling in the requested information. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required if you wish to attend. Coffee and tea will be provided; participants can bring a brown-bag lunch.
This workshop is part of the Coop’s 2014 community read. Participants will read Live Free and Eat Pie by Rebecca Rule and attended related programs which explored thems of story telling and uncovering regional lore. The New Hampshire Humanities Council has designated this year’s Lakes Region community read as one of its 40th anniversary signature grant-funded projects. We are honored to have been chosen and grateful for the NH Humanities Council’s continued support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for programs like Lakes Region Reads.