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An Evening of Radio Storytelling
Atlantic Public Media will present a free public listening event to celebrate the creation of new audio work by students at this spring’s Transom Story Workshop. It will be held from 7 – 10 pm on Thursday, May 24 at the Old Fire Station, 72 Water Street, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Limited seating.
The event is sponsored by Atlantic Public Media, the local non-profit organization that founded our public radio station, WCAI, and created the Peabody Award-winning public media website Transom.org, a showcase and workshop for new public media.
Transom Story Workshop instructor Rob Rosenthal, who developed and ran the radio track at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies for many years, returns as leader of our second workshop session. Executive Director, Jay Allison, said, “It's a thrill to see these students learn the art and craft of storytelling so quickly, and even teach us something about our home. They arrive on Cape Cod, fan out on the ground, and come back with remarkable, surprising stories they discovered in the place we live.”
Since early April, nine beginning radio students have been living in Woods Hole learning the craft of telling stories with sound. The students range in age from their mid-twenties to mid-thirties, and come from as nearby as Providence and as far away as Vancouver. The stories they’ve produced focus on our local area, and we expect some of the people they’ve profiled or talked with will be in the audience. A question and answer period will follow each piece.
Teacher Rob Rosenthal said, “The class is more like a production team -- nine reporters produce eighteen stories in two months. They each work on their own stories while also editing the work of others. It's a process that takes them from ‘zero to producer’ in a very short time. And the stories are top notch -- surprising, creative, dramatic. They're worth a listen.”
The listening event will precede a brief graduation ceremony and the public is urged to join us in applauding Transom Story Workshop’s second graduating class.
Atlantic Public Media was founded as a non-profit organization in 1993 by public radio producer Jay Allison. APM created Transom.org, and produces The Moth Radio Hour (also a Peabody winner) and created the popular NPR series, This I Believe, as well as programming for WCAI, including the Sonic IDs, and The Local Food Report.