Story last updated at 8/15/2012 - 1:38 pm
How often does one get to ask a loved one, "What was the happiest moment of your life?" or "How do you want to be remembered?" Occasions rarely arise for shared reflection in everyday life. The Petersburg Public Library's Listening Project is recording these meaningful conversations and ensuring that personal stories live on for generations to come in our community.
The crux of the Listening Project is that interviews are between two people who know and care about each other. They can be a mother and daughter, husband and wife, childhood friends or any other mutually caring relationship. It is also a conversation in which the participants choose what they want to talk about. A trained facilitator is present throughout the interview process to help guide participants and to record the conversation.
The Petersburg Listening Project is initiative of the Petersburg Public Library in partnership with KFSK public radio. Funding comes from several sources. A life lived on the sea: The Petersburg Listening Project, Year 2 will record the stories of thirty more Petersburg residents. The third year of the project will focus on the stories of local tribal members.
For more information see: www.psglib.org/listen.html.