Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 15:00
The Oral History Centre and Winnipeg Public Library Presents
Oral History and the Arts: Documenting the Winnipeg Underground Rock Scene
With Sheldon Birnie
Thursday June 2nd
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
While the popular radio waves were consumed with the buzz of grunge and alternative rock in the 1990’s, Winnipeg managed to craft a unique music scene that defied genres and expectations. Using the method of Oral History author Sheldon Birnie paints a vivid picture of the Winnipeg music scene and the characters that inhabited the grungy venues and small stages from 1990 to 2001 in Missing Like Teeth. Recently an increasing amount of journalists and authors are using the method of oral history to document under researched subjects, capture interesting stories and present individuals in their own words. In this discussion author Sheldon Birnie along members of University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre talk about the application of oral history in journalism outlining its benefits and limitations.
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