May 2014 PSN

How can we involve narrators in crafting public presentations using their interviews?

Monday, May 12, 2014
1:00 -2:15pm EST

There are a maximum of 8 spots available for this PSN Video Chat. To participate, you’ll need to register via EventBrite using the button below.  We ask participants to make a sliding scale donation of $3-$10 to reserve your spot. Your donation will help us continue to organize and offer these chats in the future!Co-facilitators:

  • Wendy McNab, Researcher and MA Student in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Winnipeg
  • Amy Starecheski, Associate Director, Oral History MA Program, Columbia University; PSN Working Group

Continuing to engage narrators after the interview is over can be challenging when time, technical skills, interest, and other necessary resources are unevenly distributed within a project. By talking about who gets paid, who gets skills, and who is invested in our work and why, we want to address some of these challenges. How can we build in sustained collaboration from the start of a project? This call will aim to use participants’ experience to generate strategies for successfully engaging narrators in the process of creating public presentations – digital stories, listening events, dissertations, zines, websites – based on their stories.

(Photo of Wendy McNab by Kyle Thomas)