Sat, Jul 12

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East Tennessee State University

Story Catching Institute

Learn the "Art of the Ask" in one-on-one interviews and story circles as you learn to mine the hidden stories in your community, organization, or family.

Story Catching Institute

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2025, 9:00 AM – Jul 14, 2025, 5:00 PM

East Tennessee State University, 1276 Gilbreath Dr, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA

About the Event

This session focuses on training and techniques for collecting personal narratives and community stories. Strategies include facilitation of story circles; conducting one-on-one interviews; dealing with sensitive topics; the art of the “ask,” and cool-down. Special attention is given to cultural sensitivity while digging for the deep, often hidden stories that are held in the personal and collective memory.

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