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Hear Me Out is a twelve-week workshop series designed to give you the skills to tell your own audio story in or about Brooklyn. Podcast professionals will teach you about writing for radio, story structure, interviewing skills, and the basics of recording and editing audio. No prior experience necessary, but familiarity with computers is required.

Workshops run every Monday from 6pm to 8pm from October 5 to December 21. Sixteen participants (composed of both staff and patrons) will be selected by the lead coordinators of the program. All participants will end up with valuable audio production skills and a polished radio piece that will air on BPL’s Borrowed podcast. This final audio story can be pitched to other media outlets so you can start building your clips for future ventures in audio storytelling.

Since this is closed workshops series where one lesson builds on the previous one, consistent attendance is required. Participants will also be paired with mentors, who are working professionals in the audio field, in small groups as the program continues. Full-time BPL staff who are accepted to the program will be able to earn training credits for their participation. All workshops will be held on Zoom.

Questions? We’re happy to answer them! Email [email protected].

Deadline to apply is Monday, September 14. We will notify selected applicants by Friday, September 18.

Hear Me Out, co-produced with UnionDocs. This program is part of BKLYN Incubator, and is generously supported with funding from The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Robin K. and Jay L. Lewis. Family Inc.

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