HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR 400 STORIES PROJECT
How to get started
Decide who you will interview?
You can interview anyone.
You can invite a loved one, or anyone else you’d like
to get to know better or honor. Listening is honoring.
Arrange a time when both you and your interview partner will be relaxed,
and choose a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted.
You can choose to ask questions from our suggested list or create your own.
We suggest that the interview take between 30 - 45 minutes, using 4 to 6 questions.
Plan your questions
Below are some suggested questions for any interview.
Can you tell me about one of your happiest memories in Gloucester?
Is there someone who was a bigger than life that influences your life here?
Were there challenges living here?
Could you tell a story about growing up here?
Begin your interview.
Ask a few starter questions.
How are you today?
Where were you born?
How long have you lived in Gloucester?