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Catching People’s Stories

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June 7: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jane 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.


About the presenter

Image of Jane BeckJane Beck founded the Vermont Folklife Center in 1983 and served as its executive director until 2007. During that time, she traveled the back roads of Vermont recording oral interviews of every day Vermonters, and produced a variety of media productions, exhibitions, and publications.

In retirement, she has completed a book, Daisy Turner’s Kin, an African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with the daughter of slaves.



June 7
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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