Our culture doesn’t like to talk about getting older, yet we’re living longer than we ever have. What can we learn from the lived experience of those in their “third thirty,” ages 60-90? What challenges are people encountering? What gifts come in this thirty years of life? Join us this fall at the Olympia Senior Center for an 8-week oral history course. We'll read engaging oral histories, watch and listen to first person narratives and explore these and other questions by interviewing community members in their “third thirty.” You’ll gain a foundation in the art and practice of oral history, build your listening skills, and interview a community member using an audio recorder. You’ll then edit the interview into a short written or audio oral history that we’ll share (with permission from the interviewee) at a public event in November.
Thursdays from 10AM - 12PM
Sept 20 - Nov 8
Olympia Senior Center
222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, WA 98501
General Public/Members: $96/90. Scholarships are available.
Register in person (at the address above) or call (360) 586-6181.
Download the Fall 2018 Senior Service Catalog
Interested and want to learn more?
Come by the Olympia Senior Center on Tuesday, September 11 at 4:00 for a "Meet the Faculty Kickoff" event with special guest John Dodge. We'll be there to share a bit about our course. You can also email course instructor, Elaine Vradenburgh, at email@example.com for more information.
About the Instructor
Elaine Vradenburgh is a multi-media storyteller and educator. She loves working with the community to gather and share stories to spark conversation and shift our understanding about ourselves and others. Elaine teaches in the Evening and Weekend Studies Program at The Evergreen State College and is the Curator of Community-Based Storytelling at Window Seat Media. She holds a MA in Folklore from the University of Oregon and a BA in Cultural and Community Studies from The Evergreen State College.