Storytelling school

IPR launches eight-week storytelling workshop

Create the kinds of sound-heavy stories you love to hear on public radio and your favorite podcasts. Join IPR’s History School this spring and learn the basics of recording and editing sound. Raise your voice and make your stories more compelling. Become a professional in just eight weeks, literally!

IPR History School Overview:

During this weekly 8-week workshop, participants will master the essential skills of creating audio stories and create a 4-5 minute feature to air on IPR. Step by step, we’ll cover the technical and creative underpinnings of this work: finding and focusing a story, ways to interview people, recording techniques for interviews and action tape, script writing, storytelling techniques and multi-track digital audio editing to produce a final piece. No prior radio/audio experience is necessary, but participants should be able to attend the weekly workshop session and dedicate an average of 5 hours per week to work outside of the workshop. Entrants will be paid Association of Radio Independents rates for their final story.

IPR Story School Dates:

March 16, 2022 – May 11, 2022, meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.

The sessions will be a combination of in-person sessions in the building of public radio station Interlochen and online via Zoom.

IPR History Tuition:

$250, scholarships available

DPI app downloads:

Please send completed applications to Tyler Becker, the Operations Coordinator.

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