Storycircle Workshop


Bring two photos or mementoes for a lively afternoon of storytelling with Suzanne Snider of the Hudson Valley’s Oral History Summer School. She will lead us through a program of talking, listening, and exploring the use of storycircles for collecting oral histories and community memories.

FREE; Registration required. Registration link available on their event webpage.

More details:
In this virtual workshop, participants will use objects and photographs as jumping off places for storytelling, engaging collaboratively, and exploring the use of storycircles as an accessible oral history practice that can be used in a wide range of settings: families, community groups, schools and museums.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in storytelling, those who wish to learn about oral history and storycircles, and/or those interested in family history and regional history. This supportive learning environment values all forms of participation; those who wish to record and archive their short-form narratives (10 minutes) will have the option to do so. No experience necessary.

All registrants should bring two photos and/or objects to the workshop, regardless of their plans to share a story. Further details will be sent to all registrants.

Program: 3:00-5:30 pm virtual workshop (with a 15-20 minute break)
– Introductions
– Storycircles, an introduction
– Object/Photo exercise
– Responding to Stories [playback theater, gesture, Imago, other examples]
– Stories
– Discussion/Wrap-up

A Zoom link will be added to this page and sent to all participants before the workshop.

image: courtesy of Oral History Summer School