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4-Week Oral History Workshop led by Shanna Farrell

Are you interested in longform interviews? Are you an interviewer looking to hone your skills? Have you ever been curious about exploring the lives of your family members? Here's your chance! Ruby member Shanna Farrell will be leading a 4-week oral history workshop that will dig into planning, conducting, and presenting a family oral history project.

The workshop will meet every Monday in November: November 5, 12, 19, 26.

Shanna will cover how to decide on interview themes, types of questions to ask, how to plan the interview, choosing the right setting, what type of equipment is best, recording formats, transcription, storage and archiving, and different uses of the interview. Each participant will be required to conduct at least one interview and commit to all four of the workshop classes. This workshop is designed for anyone, no matter their level of experience. 

About Shanna Farrell 

Shanna Farrell is an interviewer with UC Berkeley's Oral History Center and the author of Bay Area Cocktails. Her writing has appeared in Imbibe, Life &Thyme, PUNCH, The San Francisco Chronicle, Edible San Francisco, and The Oral History Review. Her audio work has appeared on Gravy and the Berkeley Remix. She holds an MA in Oral History from Columbia University and an Indisciplinary MA from NYU.