SFA launched an annual week-long Documentary Video workshop in Oxford, Mississippi, taught by Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.
SFA’s 2017 oral history workshop will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from July 16-22, 2017. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2017.
Applications are due Tuesday, May 5 for the SFA’s Advanced Oral History Workshop July 13-17, 2015.
Recently, we re-introduced you to The Most Interesting Man in Greenwood, Spooney Kenter. Last week, our oral history workshop group paid him a visit. We ate lunch, and Fieldwork Group #3 conducted an interview.
It was raining when we arrived at Levee Run Farm. Leann quickly herded all 15 of us into her egg house, where she situated her wheelchair into a corner, facing out at all of us.
Meet Sylvester and Mary Hoover of Hoover’s Grocery & Laundry in Greenwood’s Baptist Town neighborhood, another one of our fieldwork visits from last week’s oral history workshop.
Last week, we hosted a group of 12 people from around the country who were interested in learning the ins and outs of foodways fieldwork. On our second day together, we traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi, to experience the Delta and conduct interviews.
“If you’re a journalist or writer or a curious seeker of people, the workshop will help you hone your craft and make you a better storyteller, better listener and frankly a better person.”
If you are a current student (graduate or undergraduate) or an SFA member and have an interest in gaining fieldwork experience or enhancing existing skills, we invite you to apply to attend our annual Oral History Workshop.