Germantown is full of stories; and we want to help you share those stories.
Join the Info Hub and G-Town Radio for in-person storytelling sessions. Find us at various locations throughout the month of June! Tell us about growing up or living in Germantown, how Covid-19 has affected your life, or your memories of Germantown. The project, funded by the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund, will produce more than 40 first-person narratives by and of Germantown neighbors.
Here is how it works!
Show up at a recording session location. Sign up for an on-site 20-minute interview. Sit back, relax, and enjoy refreshments as you share your story. After your interview, you may be eligible for a $100 gift certificate. Workshops will be available at selected locations.
Find us at these locations!
- The People’s Lot | Church Ln. (behind Uncle Bobbie’s) | Saturday, June 5, Noon to 3 pm
- Pastorius Community Garden | 10 E. Pastorius St. | Saturday, June 12, 5 to 7 pm | This session will include a poetry workshop presented Philly’s own poet laureate Trapeta Mayson. RSVP here.
- Juneteenth Festival hosted by Johnson House Historic Site | 3606 Germantown Ave. | Saturday, June 19, 1 pm
- Harambe Baptist Church | 5648 Chew Ave. | Tuesday, June 22, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to live in Germantown to take part?
All participants must live in Germantown to take part in the project.
How many people will you interview at each session?
We will interview up to five people at each location. The interview process is a first-come-first-serve basis. You can sign up for an interview slot once you arrive.
Will there be social distancing?
Our interviewers will social distance during the interview session. We have appropriate radio equipment to ensure 6 feet of distance. Hand sanitizer will also be provided on site.
Where can I find my story after the interview?
The interviews are aired on G-Town Radio and will be placed in a trusted archive.