StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Shreveport from Oct. 13, 2017, to Nov. 10, 2017, as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded.
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—will be parked at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch. Reservations will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28 and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org. Additional appointments will be made available on Oct. 13. Please note that a reservation is required in order to record a story.
In StoryCorps’ MobileBooth, two people are able to record a meaningful conversation with one another about who they are, what they’ve learned in life, and how they want to be remembered. A trained StoryCorps facilitator guides them through the interview process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.
StoryCorps in Shreveport
- Shreve Memorial Library - Broadmoor Branch