The power of podcasting lies in its ability to inspire storytellers and audiences alike. With the introduction of a new professional podcasting studio on Laurier’s Brantford campus, members of the Laurier community will have the opportunity to create and captivate their audiences through engaging audio content.
Made possible through a $15,000 grant from the Samuel W. Stedman Foundation and a $3,000 grant from the City of Brantford Grants Program in 2019, the podcasting studio will be open to creators, businesses, non-profit organizations and educational institutions looking to harness the impact and popularity of podcasting. Laurier’s students, staff and instructors will be able to use the studio as a teaching and learning tool to bring creative stories to life and help mobilize knowledge in a dynamic, digital way.
Laurier's Podcaster-in-Residence program is a residency for Canadian podcasters creating stories that connect communities. Launched in January 2020, the program offers varied lengths of residencies based on an artist’s availability and depending on available funds.
The podcaster-in-residence will engage in and pursue their own creative projects and dedicate time to community programs and projects including:
Avery Moore Kloss is the founder and lead creator at her podcasting and personal historian company Folktale Studio. As a journalist, marketer, podcast host and award-winning radio documentarian, Kloss’ passion is in helping others tell their stories through audio. As the host of the podcast “Grown Up”, Kloss interviews regular people about the work they do and how their careers evolved as they’ve grown up in the working world. She also runs a local marketing campaign called ShopBrantford.com, sharing the stories of local business owners to help connect people in her community.
Kloss is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She lives in beautiful Paris, Ontario with her husband and daughter.
Photo credit to Timothy Muza Photography
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