Queer Histories//Queer Futures (QHQF) is a program of monthly events including workshops, salons and creative intensives administered by Last Call in partnership with the New Orleans LGBT Community Center. This summer QHQF kicks off with a series of intergenerational oral history and audio production workshops open to LGBTQ people ages 16 and up. Led by experienced Last Call collaborators, these workshops will teach oral history protocols as well as technical skills in audio editing and podcasting. Workshop participants will conduct and transcribe interviews with elders in the Queer community and remix those interviews into new episodes for a special season of the Last Call podcast under the theme: Stories of Queer Resistance.
Oral History and Transcription
Applications Due April 29
Wendy Gaudin (Educator, Xavier University) will lead participants in exploration of the ethics and practical skills needed for taking oral histories, and Last Call organizers will lead a transcription workshop. This intergenerational workshop series is open to 10 individuals ages 16 and up. All participants will be paid $250 after completing one interview and transcription outside of the workshop time.
May 7 10am-3pm Oral History
June 3 12pm-5pm Transcription
Free Feral (Producer, Last Call podacst) and Lain Kaplin Levinson (Tripod New Orleans, WWNO) will teach participants basic audio editing and podcast creation. Participants will create 2-5 minute stories that may be featured on a special season of the Last Call podcast. This intergenerational workshop is open to 10 individuals ages 16 and up.
October 20 and 21
Co-Directors indee mitchell and Bonnie Gabel will work with artists and community members to creatively interpret oral histories in small scale performances to be shown at the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans.