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Wistariahurst Presents Workshop on Interviewing Technique

HOLYOKE — On Monday, April 4, Wistariahurst Museumm will host a workshop with journalist and photographer Dennis Hohenberger on conducting one-on-one interviews in order to collect family and community history.

Anyone who has ever wanted to interview aging family members about their younger years or wanted to document community leaders about past events will benefit from this evening session, starting at 6 p.m. Participants will learn how to prepare their materials, stay focused during a conversation, and how to set a subject at ease. The workshop is open to all, and the fee is $7, or $5 for museum members. No prior experience is required. Pre-registration at www.wistariahurst.org is suggested, as space is limited.

Hohenberger is a reporter and photographer based in Western Mass. He majored in journalism at UMass Amherst. He has lived in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. He has developed an interviewing style that has proved successful in both formal and informal settings.

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