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Telling Your Life Story: Oral History, Audio and Transcribing Techniques / Rhonda Lauritzen

  • Karen H. Hunstman Library, room #307 141 East Center Street Ephraim, UT, 84627 United States (map)

This workshop will be held on Snow College Campus at the Karen H. Hunstman Library, room #307

Granary Arts Creative in Residence, and professional biographer, Rhonda Lauritzen, invites you to participate in a workshop, Telling Your Life Story: Oral History, Audio and Transcribing Techniques. This workshop will offer practical insights into telling your story and will feature the most timeless and intimate format - voice. Lauritzen will show why audio is so powerful, and how oral history may be the most practical way to record one’s life story. She will be sharing her favorite questions gleaned from years of professional interviewing and will address potential issues with technology and discuss how they can be avoided. Lauritzen’s ideas and approach on the collection and preservation of oral history is highly regarded by many family history writers and has been credited as a breakthrough in their own storytelling processes. Lauritzen is currently working on the nomination to include the historic Relief Society Granary, home to Granary Arts, in the National Registry of Historic Places. 

About the Author

Rhonda Lauritzen is a professional biographer, author, and founder of Evalogue.Life, specializing in oral history and the art of family storytelling. Growing up in Weber County and working at the family business is what Lauritzen credits as her inspiration to start writing. She has since published multiple books, including Every Essential Element, 2012. A proud Wild Cat, she received her BS from Weber State University and an MBA from The University of Utah and later served as the Vice President of Student Services at Ogden-Weber Technical College, and has years of presentation and teaching experience. Lauritzen is currently working on the nomination to include the historic Relief Society Granary, home to Granary Arts, in the National Registry of Historic Places. She and her husband restored a landmark Victorian home where they currently reside in Ogden, UT.

Earlier Event: January 30
Call For History / Rhonda Lauritzen