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Greetings from the Peach State!

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009.

Today was our first day of recording at our newest StoryBooth in Atlanta, Georgia!

Everyone at StoryCorps is excited to have a StoryBooth in the South, especially the Atlanta team: Lillie Love, Anthony Knight, Lola Ibitoye, Katrina Singh, and me! We are thrilled to be recording and preserving the stories of the South for our nation and future generations to hear. And we are very grateful to 90.1 WABE for hosting us for our first year in Atlanta.

Anthony, Lola, Lillie, Katrina, Amanda

Anthony, Lola, Lillie, Katrina, Amanda

We spent two weeks training and learning the ins and outs of StoryCorps. We learned how to record stories and archive them for the Library of Congress.

<i>Katrina, Lillie, Lola and Anthony practice recording</i>

Katrina, Lillie, Lola and Anthony practice recording

Last week, we hosted a Friends and Family Week to practice our facilitation skills. I had a great time facilitating a conversation between two of my new friends, Alex West and Chris Appleton, best friends and co-founders of Wonderroot. Chris and Alex grew up together in Atlanta. When they were in college, they started planning to create a community arts organization in Atlanta with their friend Whit. Now their vision has come to life – the Wonderroot community arts space in Reynoldstown has now become a staple in the Atlanta activist and art scenes. Chris and Alex also talked about the people who inspired them, their visions for Atlanta, and the pranks they play on each other. We hope to partner with Wonderroot throughout the year.

Chris Appleton and Alex West

Chris Appleton and Alex West

We will be recording on Thursdays and Saturdays at our booth, located in Studio 3 at 90.1 WABE. We will also be working with community organizations to do recordings out in the field each month.

To record an interview with a loved one at our Atlanta StoryBooth, make a reservation online or call 800-850-4406. (If there are no available appointment times, please sign up for our wait-list!) Then, prepare for your interview by reading what to expect, and create a list of great questions using our Question Generator.

Stay tuned to 90.1 WABE to hear stories recorded locally in Atlanta. You can also hear the weekly StoryCorps broadcast every Friday morning on NPR’s Morning Edition.

We look forward to recording your stories, Atlanta!

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  • I am desperately trying to get a sign up time so I can coordinate scheduling my shy dad to come in and interview. WOW> there are NO times available> how can that be? so what’s the next step if you can not get times? I have so enjoyed listening to your stories. Every American, no matter what their status, has a story and boy, are there some interesting people out there…. can’t wait to record my dad’s.

    Comment from katrina on November 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm - Reply to this Comment
    • Hi Katrina!

      If there are no available appointments when you try to make a reservation, sign up for our waitlist. Whenever we have cancellations, we call and email the waitlist.

      We open new reservations on the first day of each month at 10am. For example, on December 1, we will open the January appointments.

      We look forward to meeting you and your dad!


      Comment from Amanda on November 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Yeah Atlanta! Can’t wait for you to show America all of the great stories the South has to offer. Best of luck!

    Comment from Megan on October 28, 2009 at 10:35 am - Reply to this Comment
  • Georgia is on our mind!!! Can’t wait to listen to your beautiful stories.

    Comment from LP on October 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Atlanta is in the HOUSE!

    Comment from Jeremy on October 26, 2009 at 7:36 am - Reply to this Comment
  • Yay Atlanta! Welcome!!

    Comment from Sara on October 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Welcome to StoryCorps Atlanta! I am looking forward to hearing your stories!

    Comment from Chaela on October 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm - Reply to this Comment

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