The Tale of a Town: Drawing Stories Out of a Community of Strangers
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The Tale of a Town is a national oral history project that celebrates main streets and community hubs across Canada and aims to capture the collective community memory of these places through podcasts, our online interactive Storymap, and even live performances. This session is all about the why and the how behind The Tale of a Town — why should these stories be preserved? How do you find them? How do you get a community full of strangers to trust you? And how do you turn 60 interviews into a cohesive narrative for a podcast?
Key Take Aways
Drawing stories out of strangers
Working within a community that's not your own
Identifying the best tidbits out of 30+ hours of tape