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Writing and Listening for the Intersubjective Encounter at Columbia University

Nyssa Chow is the current Teaching Fellow at Columbia University Oral History Master’s Program. She is a writer, new media storyteller and educator. She is a graduate of OHMA and of Columbia University’s MFA program. Her most recent project Still.Life. – Intersecting Histories won the Columbia University Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award. Nyssa is a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Women in Film and Television Fellowship, the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award, and is a recipient of the Sloan Foundation Grant. Her upcoming exhibition, Still.Life, is a narrative installation built from oral histories, sound, and light. It is based on the stories and portraits in the Still.Life book project.

Using her multimedia book project Still.Life. – Intersecting Histories as a starting point, Nyssa Chow will discuss the process of translating the oral history encounter into prose, audio and portraiture. This lecture will engage the question — What do we need to know to understand the experience of another? — We will consider ways to listen for the answer in the oral history interview.

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: 606 W 122nd Street, Knox Hall 509, Columbia University

This event is part of a yearlong series on Oral History and the Arts and is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn College Listening Project.

INFORMATION: For more information, please email Amy Starecheski at

This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

No registration is required, but RSVPs on the event Facebook page are appreciated to gauge attendance.

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