Printable registration form is at http://folktalk.org/events.html
Register by April 16: $309; Early bird
discount: Register by March 19: $296
Includes tuition and first evening's supper.
Meals and lodging are on your own. See http://www.randolphcountywv.com
for housing options.
Workshop opens Thursday night 5:00 PM -9:30 PM and runs 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Fri.
May 29 -Fri. June 6
Hosted by Michael and Carrie Kline of Talking Across the Lines, www.folktalk.org
Open up to eight days of intensive listening
and learning in the Allegheny Highlands. These rugged mountains have nurtured a
rich and vibrant culture that resonates in its 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, along with steps to developing, sharing and archiving oral
Learn the tools and techniques of folklife
documentation. Appreciate West Virginia spoken arts. Delve into your own story
line. This eight-day intensive class incorporates one-on-one student
interviews, group discussion, field trips, group interviews with local tellers
and tradition bearers and community interviews in teams. 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.
New Skills: Learn new levels of listening to yourself
and others. 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,
Criminal Justice, Biology, Geology, Education, Economics, Health and Healing,
Hospice, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Theology, Ethnomusicology, Cultural
Journalism, and Tourism.
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. See www.folktalk.org and click on "Workshops
and Concerts" and then "Upcoming Events" to print a registration