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1,000 Voices: Stories from Year One in San Francisco

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009.

Earlier this month, the San Francisco StoryBooth marked its one year anniversary with a small gathering at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. It was a chance for staff, former participants, and newcomers to come together to celebrate a great first year and look forward to the new one.

We listened to a variety of conversations that have taken place inside the StoryBooth: George DiVincenzi’s account of his first day as a guard at Alcatraz and Ken Hopper’s description of what it’s like to work at the top of the Golden Gate Bridge – just to name two. Spanning a wide spectrum of emotion, from fall-on-floor-hilarity to contemplative sadness, the conversations showcased the most basic pillar of StoryCorps’ mission: everybody matters.



It was a great opportunity to hear how the participants themselves felt about their own stories, and for them to tell the stories that didn’t make it to the final tape. Most of all, it was a chance for people to come together and share a few memories and a few laughs with one another.

eloise and George Divinchenzi

(Eloise Melzer and George DiVincenzi)

As you may know, our San Francisco StoryBooth will be open until November of next year. Make your reservations now.

Here’s to an amazing 2010!

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  • Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the
    message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.
    A great read. I will certainly be back.

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