High school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions. Participants must attend all sessions. 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.
Special guest instructor: Folklorist and NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin
Summer Institute Reception & Public Listening Party
Ms. Hopkin will present a sampling of her work as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Summer Institute by this year’s fellows in a program that is free and open to the public on Friday, July 18 at the Asian American Resource Center. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception that will include refreshments.