story request:
I AM A STORY
I am a Story - Jefferson County Library District
Requester: Gretchen Schlie
Deadline: No Deadline
Tell your story

The I AM A STORY project (IAAS)  invites residents of Jefferson County to share their life stories through the art of storytelling.

The IAAS project goals are threefold:

  • to educate the community on important local issues that we all face. Learn about each other through shared experience. - We believe that listening to stories can widen our perspective and help us realize what we have in common.
  • to provide opportunities for engagement, open dialogue, and strengthening community ties by establishing connections with people from diverse backgrounds. - We believe that a community is strengthened when its members share stories with one another.
  • to explore new avenues to further discussions and preserve our collective cultural history. - We believe that our history is important for making changes and moving forward.

So join with the IAAS and share your story. Because You are a story, I am a Story

These stories may be edited, published and shared.

Tell your story
Tips for telling a great story
  • Tell your story as if you were talking to a friend or a relative. Make it personal.
  • Add photos! It is best if the first photo you add is a nice image of yourself so that people can see you as they listen to or read your story.
Tips for audio recording
  • You can re-record as many times as you want. Take a couple of practice runs until it feels more natural talking into your computer.
  • Try not to use a pre-written script so that your story sounds as natural as possible. It is ok if it is not perfect.
  • Try to speak as clearly as possible, and get as close to the microphone as you can.
  • Try to find a quiet place with no background noise. It is even better if the room has carpet. This will reduce the amount of echo on the recording.
Interested in sharing your story for this project?

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