Yolo County: Esparto Library to capture wildfire stories

From Daily Democrat

“Yolo County librarians want to know how residents were affected by the recent “mega wildfires across the state.”The County Library is joining in a statewide effort, sponsored by the California State Library and the nonprofit organization StoryCenter, to memorialize the experiences of Californians affected by the fires — both bad and good.People are invited to share their stories on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Esparto Regional Library, 17065 Yolo Ave, in Esparto.People interested in sharing their experience can also register online at http://www.storycenter.org/yolo-wildfire-stories where they can sign up on their own or in pairs for a 30-minute recording session.“Participants need not talk directly about a specific loss or experience, but simply discuss broadly how these events are affecting their lives,” according to Yolo County Librarian Mark Fink. “StoryCenter will provide the questions that may be asked and will be onsite the day of the event to record participant stories.”The collected stories will be housed as part of the California Listens archive at http://www.archive.org, with excerpts shared through the StoryCenter website and the Yolo County Library website.”