Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Celebrate StoryCorps' National Day of Listening Friday

Everyone has a story.

This Friday, yes, Black Friday, you can join thousands of us across the country in the first annual National Day of Listening. Spend an hour recording a conversation with someone you care about.

This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year.
The Story Corps site offers a Do-It-Yourself Guide, a question generator, teacher and library toolkits, and wonderful excerpts from the thousands of stories they have collected for the Library of Congress over the last four years.

1 comment:

listenclose said...

Thank you so much for your support of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening initiative. I wanted to let you know that the "Day" has been extended through the holiday season. I'm also hoping to pass on a holiday gift idea: For everyone who has done a personal interview with a loved one for the National Day of Listening (or are thinking about it), make a copy of the interview and pair it with a paperback copy of the New York Times bestseller "Listening is an Act of Love," a compilation of just some of StoryCorps' amazing, touching stories. This provides a meaningful addition to the holiday season, and gives that special someone even more incredible stories to read! The book can be linked to (as well as recording tips) at www.storycorps.net.

Best wished for the new year,