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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Stories from Deep in the Heart

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Stories from Deep in the Heart
Listen to some audio pieces created through the Stories from Deep in the Heart program:Audio pieces from this program are also available to public radio stations via our Public Radio Exchange channel.
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  • Kate Murray teaching editing software, Audacity, to a Stories for Creative Forces participant.
    Posted on Wed Sep 4, 2019

    Workshop Description:

  • Posted on Tue Oct 2, 2018

  • Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013

    “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers.  Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities.

  • Posted on Fri Apr 24, 2020

    In response to COVID-19, Texas Folklife cancelled all live events and pivoted to digital platforms.  On Tues May 5th we will be participating in Giving Tuesday Now, and our team will be going live on our 

  • Flyer for the Virtual Stories Summer Institute including a photo of three smiling people at a home.
    Posted on Tue Mar 10, 2020
    Virtual Stories Summer Institute #SSI2020

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  • Patton Elementary students interviewed for "Patton Stories" series
    Posted on Tue Mar 3, 2020

    Texas Folklife participated in the annual Patton Arts Day on March 13, 2020. We worked with schools to distribute cultural survey to the students, and choose six students' stories to record. The six "Patton Stories" cover the students and their families traditions and customs. The finished audio stories are based on interviews with the students and their parents, and feature customs based in India, Ireland, Mexico, El Salvador, and more. 

    Patton Arts Day Stories 2020

  • Poster created by Akins High School student Jennifer Arriaga.
    Posted on Fri Jan 3, 2020

    Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps created a new radio and podcast series, "See It Through My Eyes,” during the fall 2019 school semester. This series of audio documentaries is about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions. This project was produced by the Texas Folklife student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal. The culmination of the project was a Listening Party at the City Hall Austin on December 6, 2019.

  • Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019

    Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps invite the public to join us for the premiere of a new radio and podcast series, "Stories About Texas Artists and Akins High.” This series of audio documentaries about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions has been produced in collaboration with Texas Folklife’s student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and with Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal.

  • Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2019

    Austin City Hall is the seat of Austin municipal government, located at 301 W 2nd St in downtown Austin, Texas. The current building was completed in 2004. Austin formerly operated its City Hall at 124 West 8th Street.

  • Posted on Wed Oct 16, 2019

    We will have a Recording Booth set up at the Veterans Writers Conference from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Stop by to record your veteran's story, and any military folklore. Military folklore may include stories about objects, clothing, slang, jokes, and any other related military-related experiences.

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