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Stories Summer Institute Reception and Listening Party 2017



Eventbrite - 2017 Summer Institute Reception & Listening Party

Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on June 29th is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by the program at 7pm.  During the 6pm reception, tradition bearers featured in the finished audio documentaries will be on hand to demonstrate their work.  

This year's theme will be centered around folk healing and traditional medicine. Participants will interview local folk healing practitioners to cover a wide range of healing practices in central Texas. They will also explore the role of traditional medicine and its encounters or relation to Western medicinal practices, as told by folk healers. Traditional arts and culture are also considered therapeutic, and the Institute will explore the boundaries of healing practices.

Texas Folklife's 2017 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a week-long intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. High school students and middle or high school teachers/administrators participants are guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions.  Fellows will complete one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.  

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“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunties (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District, KUT News 90.5, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.