Westerville Voices

Through stories, we discover ourselves, each other, and what we can accomplish together. Share your own story - or encourage those around you to share theirs - with a recorded oral interview.

Your voice matters.

Westerville Voices is an initiative designed to amplify voices in our community, encourage critical conversations, and identify patterns and paths to change. All stories are welcome at any time. 

Currently seeking to amplify LGBTQ voices: #LGBTQVoices

(Stay tuned! Future initiatives will seek to amplify #asianvoices #blackvoices #immigrantvoices #jewishvoices #latinxvoices  #pocvoices #peoplewithdisabilities #peopleover55voices #transvoices #womenvoices.)

Record your interview. 

  1. Download the StoryCorp app (if recording together in person with a smartphone).
  2. Or create an account at archive.storycorps.org (if connecting together remotely via the internet).
  3. Choose a partner and a quiet place.
  4. Prepare your questions. (View some suggestions.) 
  5. Have a conversation! Record and upload your interview.
  6. Add to the Westerville community.
  7. Add a photo, title, and keywords (including #WestervilleVoices).
  8. Share with your friends, family & fellow community members!

Want to record together remotely due to COVID-19? Try StoryCorps Connect

About This Initiative

This initiative was created in partnership with City of Westerville, Otterbein University, Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Westerville City Schools.

Is your community group or organization interested in getting involved? To help spread the word, download this flier

About StoryCorps

Founded in 2003 by Dave Isay, StoryCorps has given over 600,000 people of all backgrounds and beliefs the chance to record interviews about their lives. The organization preserves the recordings in its archive and with the Library of Congress and shares select stories with the public through StoryCorps’ weekly podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful human stories reflect the vast range of experiences from across the United States; engender empathy and connection; and remind us of our shared humanity.

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

Closed