Tag Archives: stories

StoryCorps comes to Birmingham in 2011

Story Corps. Omar Omar/Flickr.Yesterday the Birmingham Business Alliance announced via their newsletter that StoryCorps was setting up shop in Birmingham, AL in the near future. The organization’s website currently says that their mobile tour stop will take place from January 6 – 29, though specific details about the location are currently not available.

People interested in participating in the long-running project will be able to make reservations on December 23 at 10 a.m. CT with additional slots becoming available on January 7.

The non-profit organization has been around since 2003 and according to their website, they’ll be partnering with WBHM during their stay in the Magic City. This will be their second stop in the coming weeks in Alabama; they will be in Montgomery starting this Thursday through December 11 as part of their StoryCorps Griot Initiative.

If neither of those dates work for you, this would be a good time to remember that this year’s National Day of Listening is November 26.

Photo: Story Corps. Omar Omar/Flickr.

Birmingham enjoys some good press

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about Birmingham, AL going on in both mainstream media and on blogs that have a slightly wider reach than some of us may realize.

One example of this increase in attention come from The New York Times, which published one of their 36 hour travel stories about The Magic City. Another comes from the mind of one of our friends in the Windy City (and editor of Gapers Block), Andrew Huff, one that will probably not get as much attention locally. He contributes to Starwood Hotel’s preferred guest program’s blog, The Lobby, and recently took a look at The Hip Side of Birmingham, AL with a quick mention of their newest Aloft property adjacent to Homewood’s SoHo Square.

Anyone else know of some other online media mentions?