…or ask someone to tell you theirs!
StoryCorps has arrived in Pittsburgh, and will stay until July 2! I first heard about StoryCorps on NPR, and I love the concept. Here’s a blurb from their website www.storycorps.net to explain the project:
StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others’ stories in sound. We’re here to help you interview your grandmother, your uncle, the lady who’s worked at the luncheonette down the block for as long as you can rememberÃ¢â‚¬â€?anyone whose story you want to hear and preserve.
We have two traveling recording studios, called MobileBooths, which embarked on cross-country tours on May 19, 2005. We’ve tried to make the experience as simple as possible: We help you figure out what questions to ask. We handle all the technical aspects of the recording. At the end of the hour-long session, you get a copy of your interview on CD. Since we want to make sure your story lives on for generations to come, we’ll also add your interview to the StoryCorps Archive, housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which we hope will become nothing less than an oral history of America.
Sign-ups for the last two weeks of recording are open tomorrow – June 9 at 10:00 am. If you have someone in mind that you want to interview call 1-800-850-4406 or sign-up online at http://www.storycorps.net/participate/record_an_interview/locations/ Be sure to sign up right away. Time slots go fast!
Make your Pittsburgh story part of this great project!