You can participate in the September 11th Initiative by making a reservation to record interviews wherever StoryCorps is located. Our trained staff will help you through every step of the reservation and recording process. Follow these 3 steps to get started:
Step 1: Make a reservation
StoryCorps interviews are designed to be conversations between people who are part of each other’s lives. Your interview partner can be anyone with whom you feel comfortable, like a family member or friend. Should you choose to come alone, a trained Facilitator can interview you. Once you’ve decided who is coming to the interview, click on the location nearest you in the table below to make a reservation. (Remember to specify you would like to record your story as part of the September 11th Initiative to receive priority access to reservations.)
StoryBooth Locations: A StoryBooth is a soundproof recording studio open year-round to collect stories in its home city:
Mobile Tour Locations: A MobileBooth is an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio that travels the country year-round collecting stories. Reservations open at 10:00 AM local time. Visit our Locations and Reservations page to see where our current and upcoming mobile tours will be.
Step 2: Prepare for your session
Step 3: Tell your story, pass it on
When you arrive at your interview, a trained Facilitator will explain the process, make you feel comfortable, and sit with you during your 40 minutes session. At the end of your session, you’ll take home a free broadcast-quality CD. With your permission, a second copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.