In Our Own Words: Oral Histories for Writers


Jan 31,2015, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ 826 Valencia Writing Lab

A two-part workshop for students and educators, in collaboration with Voice of Witness

January 31, 2015
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Part One (For Students, ages 11–18, and Teachers): 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Part Two (For Teachers): 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

826 Valencia and Voice of Witness are pleased to be collaborating on this hands-on, two- part workshop. We’ll explore the tools and techniques of oral history and it’s connection to creative nonfiction, personal essays, school journalism projects, collecting family stories, and more! Students and teachers will spend the morning together developing their listening, speaking, and writing skills as they explore personal identity through storytelling. The afternoon session for educators will focus on building a unit of study based on the skills and experiences from the morning session, that incorporates curricular resources from Voice of Witness and 826 Valencia, providing teachers with the tools for bringing this work into middle- and high-school classrooms.

This workshop is not limited to teachers; any educators or volunteers who are interested in participating are more than welcome to sign up.

Space in the workshop is limited, please contact to sign up.

Students can sign up online here.

Taught By: Voice of Witness