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Free audio storytelling workshops

July 7, 2023 8:34 am in by

Bega Valley Shire Library’s COVID oral histories project, Talking Together: our stories, our history, our home, is back, with four free audio workshops to be held in Bemboka and Towamba this month and Quaama and Candelo in August.

Acting Library Services Coordinator, Linda Albertson said the oral histories allow people to tell their own stories in their own words.

“They reflect local people and events and contribute towards a shared understanding of our collective experiences,” Ms Albertson said.

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“The library is collecting stories of strength, generosity, grief, inspiration and resilience.”

The workshops will be led by Talking Together project officer, Craig Garrett, a podcaster and award-winning community radio journalist.

“In the workshops, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks on scripting and interviewing, microphone technique, smart-phone recording, and audio editing basics,” Mr Garrett said.

“Shared storytelling has the power to change people’s lives and these workshops are another tool for helping us all build an even stronger Bega Valley community.”

Book online for the workshops or call the library on (02) 6499 2127.

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From 10.30am to 12pm at:

Bemboka : Saturday 22 July
Towamba : Saturday 29 July
Quaama : Saturday, 5 August
Candelo : Saturday, 12 August.

The Talking Together project has been funded through Resilience NSW’s COVID-19 Community Connection and Wellbeing Program.

Image: Bega Valley Shire Council

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