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Glebe digital storytelling workshops

Celebrate 20 years of the Glebe Library by unearthing stories of local people and places or by telling your own.

Produced by the City of Sydney

The Glebe digital storytelling project is a series of 4 workshops. Interact with local history and archives using digital media skills and storytelling techniques. The stories you tell have the opportunity to appear on City of Sydney’s Oral Histories website.

The 4 workshops cover different skills in digital media. Each 1.5-hour class follows the same format, so you can come to just 1 or attend all 4 to finish your project. Choose from the option to:

1. Create and build on your own digital stories over the 4 sessions
2. Build upon a story someone else has begun
3. Contribute original content by recording your own stories

The art of storytelling
No matter which form you tell your digital story in, it’s the detail that makes it memorable. During our first session, City Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, will introduce you to historical archive collections and support you in researching your topic of interest. You’ll also get familiar with intellectual property and copyright before learning some digital tools.

Digital manipulation
Learn basic digital media skills using iMovie and GarageBand. Focusing on how to edit and manipulate content, these workshops cover image, audio and video components. Get an education in digital making tools, supported by a skilled facilitator, then, let loose and record your own stories.

Elias Nohra
Educator and workshop facilitator, Elias, works with people from all walks of life. As an advocate for sustainable self-expression, he uses digital media to build the capacity for sustainable self-expression in marginalised communities, not-for-profit organisations, school students and passionate individuals alike.

Suitable for adults and families, these free sessions are limited to 10 people per workshop, so bookings are essential. Mac laptops are available for use upon registration.

Glebe Library is wheelchair friendly.



Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 5.30pm to 7pm

Wednesday 12 July to Wednesday 16 August 2017


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