Register by May 15: $195; Early bird
discount: Register by April 15: $185
Workshop opens Sunday night 5:00 PM
and runs 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Mon.-Fri.
Hosted by Michael and Carrie Kline
of Talking Across the Lines, www.folktalk.org
Fall in love with traditional
Appalachian music and the thrill of a good tale. Open up to an Allegheny
Highlands Week. These rugged mountains have nurtured a rich and vibrant culture
that resonates in its songs, ballads, and oral traditions. Learn to document
life stories and community experience through the art of deep
listening. This course will explore techniques for seeking out and
recording oral testimonials.
Learn the tools and techniques of
folklife documentation. Appreciate West Virginia spoken arts.
Where possible, students should come
with audio recorders and cameras.
This course is open to anyone
wanting to broaden their appreciation for the richness of local life by
exploring the vibrancy of folklore and the oral tradition.
- Learn new levels of listening.
- Make connections with people from
diverse cultural perspectives.
- Develop interviewing skills to
record life stories.
- Learn technical details for
producing broadcast quality field recordings.
- Learn to recognize and experience
varied flavors of regional culture.
Apply this class to coursework or
professional development in fields such as Folklore, Anthropology,
Communications, English, History, American Studies, Social Work, Planning, Law,
Biology, Geology, Education, Economics, Health and Healing, Hospice,
Environmental Studies, Psychology, Theology, Ethnomusicology, Cultural
Journalism, and Tourism.
Instructors Michael and Carrie
Kline, folklorists, audio producers, singers and guitar players, met
through a mutual love for the spoken word and song. Their production company,
Talking Across the Lines: Worldwide Conversations, has documented both
individual narratives and interwoven expression of broad communities.
The Klines are experienced at
teaching deep listening, oral history and Appalachian heritage. They are
seasoned audio producers and public folklorists. Their courses have
attracted students from various disciplines and professionals of all
kinds, including social workers and carpenters, educators, museum
directors, and life-long learners.
*Educational credits may be
available for students and teachers.*
Find the registration form, syllabus
and course description at www.folktalk.org/events.html (Scroll
down to June events.)
Lodging Options at: http://elkinswv.com/index.phpoption=com_mtree&task=listcats&cat_id=77&Itemid=3
For questions, call or email the
Klines at 304-636-5444, firstname.lastname@example.org