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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 aas39@columbia.edu.

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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