For this weekly curation, I would like you to conduct an interview. It can be with literally anybody, your 90-year old grandma, your roommate, your mom, a teacher, a coach, your boyfriend, your six year-old cousin … anybody. For instance, I once interviewed my grandmother about regrets she had in life – it was then that I found out she was invited to join a touring polka band and play accordion. However, she married my grandfather instead. She always wondered what could have been. Everybody has a story to tell that resonates with us.
Start with brief profile (no more than 250 words) about your subject;
- What do you want to know about this person? What is unique about their perspective on life?
- What are their stats? Consider providing relevant information such as their age, race, living situation, occupation, and hobbies. This may change considering your interest in the interview subject.
- Should be two to five minutes long.
- Ask open-ended questions. If you’re not sure what to ask, check out Story Corps’s list of great questions.
- You can submit an audio or video file of this interview. If you prefer, you can also submit a transcript/written interview that has at least 750 words.
- Write 100 words ore more about what you learned by interviewing this person.