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Real Life by Real People: Digital Storytelling at SBPL

This summer several Santa Barbara area community members came together at the Library for a two day workshop with StoryCenter, an organization that supports individuals and organizations in using storytelling and participatory media for reflection, education, and social change.

The public is invited to see all 13 short form digital storytelling videos created by these community members at 7pm on Friday, September 15th in the Faulkner Gallery of the Central Library. Come celebrate the authors' creative works and hear their touching, emotional, and impactful stories.

During the workshop the participants, supported by the California State Library, learned StoryCenter's approach to powerful storytelling, worked in group settings to craft their stories, composed and recorded video narration, and assembled their work into 2-4 minute movies.

Digital Storytellers Anneliese Place Arlene Stepputat Betsy Kain Catherine Weissenberg Demetria Pope Emily Efin Geoff Conner Newlan Lea Williams Lina Garcia Lise Lange Michael Jameson Peter Sturken Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Where will you see yourself in their stories? What will you learn from listening? How can you engage with their stories?   These Santa Barbara area stories will become part of a statewide and local collection of digital stories in the program, California Listens

As StoryCenter says: Listen Deeply. Tell Stories.

Information about Santa Barbara Public Library System locations, hours, events, and programs is available at All Library programs are free and open to the public.‚Äč

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