(event) Member Appreciation Reception Featuring Folklorist Rachel Hopkin

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Wed Jul 20, 2016 -
6:00PM to 8:00PM



Texas Folklife Member Appreciation Reception Featuring Folklorist Rachel Hopkin 

Wednesday July 20th, 6pm - 8pm

Texas Folklife House - 1708 Houston Street / Austin, TX 78756


Join us for a Texas Folklife member appreciation reception featuring Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin, our 2016 Stories Summer Institute Guest Instructor.  Rachel will give a short talk on her work in folklore and radio production, and answer questions from the audience.  Come meet Rachel, enjoy some light refreshments, wine and beer, and hear about the Stories from Deep in the Heart Summer Institute, our 5-day workshop in audio production and folklore for Austin teachers and students taking place throughout the week. 


This event is free to all members of Texas Folklife.  Space is limited in this intimate setting, so please reserve your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

Lapsed and new members are welcome, too.  You can join or renew your membership HERE.   

Student/Senior and Individual Members may reserve one ticket; Family Members and above may reserve 2.  


We will verify that your membership is current once you reserve your ticket.  If you are unsure if you're a current member, please call us at 512-441-9255 or email us at info@texasfolklife.org(link sends e-mail) for confirmation or more information.  Feel free to reserve your ticket also by calling us. 

Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on street immediately in front of building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use spaces in the back or on the south side of the Recycled Reads building.

More about Rachel Hopkin:
Folklorist and NPR/BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin is the Stories Summer Institute special guest instructor again this year. After working with the BBC, creating radio documentaries about music from around the UK, she became an independent radio producer and folklorist. Among her many accomplishments, Hopkin has documented multiple oral history projects in historic communities across the American South, created a radio series for local Kentucky NPR, and was awarded the 2012 Sally Kress Tompkins fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historical American Buildings Survey to document buildings in Nashville. From 2012 to 2014 she served as Program Coordinator for Nevada Humanities, and is now pursuing a PhD in Folklore from Ohio State University. Ms. Hopkin has helped facilitate the Stories from Deep in the Heart Summer Institute for the last 3 summers.