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Oral History Summer School is a cross-disciplinary program in Hudson, New York that offers training in oral history methodologies and documentary approaches using an immersive workshop format. We host foundational workshops as well as advanced training with short courses on special topics such as memory loss, mixed ability interviewing, song collection, family history, and trauma narratives/testimony.
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Applications for winter workshops will be accepted November 1 through December 15

Come learn, write, record, commune, compose, preserve, sit by a fire with Oral History Winter School.
Oral History and Radio Workshop––taught by Michael Garofalo and Lauren Kelly––visits Wave Farm for a tour and live broadcast on WGXC 90.7 FM, Winter School 2015
 
We're excited to announce our 2017 winter workshops. We welcome OHSS alums and newcomers to apply.

NEW WORKSHOP
I AM SITTING IN A ROOM, PART I:
ORAL HISTORY AND WRITING


January 11-15, 2017 (5 days)
Hudson, NY
Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Fee: $695 ($660 for OHSS/OHWS Alumni)
Level: All are welcome. More info, here


In this writing and oral history workshop, students experiment with a range of literary forms that use oral history as both source material and text.

Monologues, oral narratives, documentary theater, and oral tone poetry are among the traditions already defined at the intersection of writing and oral history. We'll explore these known traditions (and invent our own) alongside more obscure genres through discussions, writing exercises, screenings, select reading, and optional workshop time. We'll be joined by guest artists/instructors. Read more, here.


Note: Tuition includes an OHWS workshop e-reader, OHWS workbook, an extended trial/purchase discount from Hindenburg Systems editing software, and two group meals
 
LEARN MORE/APPLY: ORAL HISTORY AND WRITING

SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE: ORAL HISTORY, FAMILY HISTORY, AND INSIDER INTERVIEWS

January 26 - 29, 2017 (4 days)
Hudson, New York
Instructor: Suzanne Snider
Fee: $495 ($465 for OHSS/OHWS alums or family members who sign up together)
Level: All are welcome

For many of us, family is the obvious—and sometimes most complicated—place to start our work as oral historians. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use oral history to document and preserve their family stories. We’ll discuss common challenges: convincing your family to participate, delving into sensitive subjects and secrets, and working with interviewees who may suffer from memory loss. We’ll also discuss the potential for oral history to repair and transform relationships.

Optional evening activities include a mini family-themed movie fest and an evening of embarrassing family stories, of course! Read more, here.

Note: Tuition includes an OHWS workshop e-reader, OHWS workbook, an extended trial/purchase discount from Hindenburg Systems editing software, and two group meals. A detailed schedule is provided ahead of time for participants.
 
LEARN MORE/APPLY: FAMILY HISTORY

We'll be announcing additional OHSS workshops, events, and news over the next few months. Please visit our new website and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all things OHSS.


 
www.oralhistorysummerschool.com
Oral History Winter School & Oral History Summer School
538 Washington Street  Hudson New York 12534

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