Story last updated at 1/21/2009 - 11:41 am
JUNEAU - Storycorps' mission is "to honor and celebrate one another's lives through listening." They have been doing so in Juneau since Jan. 5, and will remain in the capital city until Jan. 30.
"The response to StoryCorps in Juneau has been amazing," said Elise Pepple, StoryCorps' Alaska Facilitator. "In our first two weeks of recording, over 40 conversations have taken place."
This Thursday, they will join forces with another event dedicated to listening: Open Mic at the Alaskan Bar. In between acts, people will draw questions out of a hat and "open-mic them." Pepple said questions will vary, including topics like "Who has influenced your life?" and "Have you ever been in love?"
The StoryCorps Open Mic and Thank You Juneau! will be held at the Alaskan Bar on Jan. 22 at 9 p.m.
If you can't make it to open mic, there are still spaces available to participate in StoryCorps while they are in town. If you are interested in bringing someone in to record a conversation, or interested in sharing your own story, please call 1-800-850-4406 to schedule a recording time.