Texas Folklife – Summer Stories Institute
20 July, 2014
A few years ago, I was part of a media panel at the Folklorists in the South retreat. There, I met one of the members of staff of Texas Folklife – Sarah Rucker – who gave a terrific presentation about the Big Squeeze accordion contest. Sarah also told me about another program her organisation runs: Stories from Deep in the Heart.
Stories from Deep in the Heart is an award-winning youth program that teachers high school teachers and students how to document their family and community traditions through audio documentaries. This past week, I’ve been privileged to be involved for the first time as a guest instructor during the annual summer workshop institute. It was an intense and inspiring week, definitely a highlight of my year so far.
The stories that the wonderful participants made can be heard here.