Speakers Bureau

Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

Catching People’s Stories

Image of two people talking on a porchJane Beck has used the recorded interview as her major source of material for exhibits, media and written materials throughout her career.

This technique puts the focus on people, personal history, family stories, experiences, values and attitudes—ordinary people often doing extraordinary things.

This is a reflective talk on why people tell stories, what they mean to an individual, and examples of how they are used.

Special Arrangements: projector and screen.

About the presenter

Image of Jane Beck Jane Beck - Jane, founder and former executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center, is the author of Daisy Turner's Kin, An African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with the daughter of slaves. See full biography.

Booking a talk

First, contact the speaker to confirm their availability and discuss any special arrangements. Then, click the “Book this Talk!” button below to send a request form to VHC. We’ll respond within one week.