Why Your Story Matters

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


Happy new year and welcome to 2017! We are gearing up for an exciting year!
By now, you may have heard about your new Chapter Co-Chairs, Frauke Bartels and Grady Brown, and they are excited about this opportunity to serve.

We would like to tell you about our first Chapter event for the year! This will be a "Limited Attendees" event at the Austin Blanton Museum of Art where the traveling Andy Warhol exhibit is currently under way! Be sure to be one of the first 20 to Register to ensure a spot at this unique event.

Parking is in the Brazos Garage, adjacent to the museum's main Michener Gallery building, and will cost $4.00 with a discount if attendees bring their parking tickets into the museum and pay there.

Schedule of events: Thursday Evening 6 - 9 PM

6:00 - 7:00 Social Hour - $5 per serving
Enjoy a slice of pizza and a glass of beer or wine from the Blanton Cafe (In the Edgar A. Smith building.)  Mingle with members and enjoy some experimental music in the atrium until our speaker begins.

7:00 - 8:00 Presentation - "Why Your Story Matters" by Thatcher Freund
Hite Board Room in the Michener building.
Author and special guest speaker, Thatcher Freund, is a journalist and memoir writer, who will speak of the importance of stories in our lives both to ourselves and to the culture we live in, and why it matters so much that we preserve them.

Thatcher is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in History, and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, and was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  His published work includes The Python Trail: An Immigrant’s Path from Cameroon to America, and Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them, which follows the lives of three pieces of American furniture from their creations in the 18th century to their sales at Sotheby’s 250 years later.

Besides his speaking engagements, Thatcher helps people to write their own memoirs and teaches workshops on memoir writing. Come learn Why Your Story Matters.

8:00 - 9:00 Warhol By the Book - Docent guided tour of Warhol exhibit

“Warhol By the Book.” Andy Warhol may be most frequently identified with his silkscreen paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans and celebrities like Jackie Kennedy Onassis. But long before Warhol became an art superstar — perhaps the first art superstar? — he spent more than a decade as a commercial illustrator in New York. - Statesman 
Come enjoy a personal docent guided tour of the exhibit to wrap up the evening.

Hoping to see a Full House to this limited seating event in a couple weeks. Please plan to arrive around 6PM and enjoy a full evening!


To attend this exclusive "limited attendee" event, please contact the Chapter Chair at [email protected] to obtain access to tickets.

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