Tuesday March 30, 2010

Stories to tell... The Making of Our Nation

The theme of this year’s statewide National Trust Heritage Festival is an opportunity to recognise the impact of individuals in shaping their community.

Mosman Library is offering free workshops to learn about documenting ‘everyman’s life.’

We have two oral history workshops for those wishing to learn or re-learn interviewing techniques. Memory Man, Bob Mitchell and Rosie Block, Curator of Oral History at the State Library of NSW will show how to achieve a satisfying interview.

Carol Baxter presents Writing Interesting Family Histories with advice on reworking your family research and oral histories into exciting narratives and at the same time release your creative writing spirit.

Geoff Bartlett will talk about Self Publishing for Work or Pleasure, discussing the pros and cons of self publishing, advice on book editing and layout, obtaining printing quotes, marketing and distribution.

In Stories to Tell: The Making of Our Digital Nation learn about the many opportunities to be a ‘digital volunteer’ for history and heritage on the web.

A special treat is the demonstration of an oral history intervew by two of the Library’s oral history interviewers.

For dates and times check out the Library’s events and as our workshops are popular it is essential to book on 9978 4091 or email d.braye@mosman.nsw.gov.au to ensure a place in the workshop of your choice.

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