"You just try to get better at what you do: that's what every day is about. I just think 'How can I grow into this?'. But it's also fun. I'm really interested in the process, I've always been."
Mark Larson is a writer, interviewer, educator, and curator of many oral history projects like American Stories Continuum and Ensemble—collecting and sharing conversations about contemporary life in the United States, while exploring a wide range of themes from Education to Economy, from personal Change to theater. Former Director of Education at the Lincoln Park Zoo and manager of the School programs at The Field Museum, as an educator and professor at National-Louis University, Mark also published two books: Making Conversations, and Situations, co-authored with Betty Jane Wagner. Inspired by Studs Terkel's work, Mr. Larson's interviews are intimate portraits of subjective experiences in our communities, shining a light (one voice at a time) on our shared social experience as human beings.