Upcoming Events and News
May 26: Wading in the Jordon

On Zoom, for adults and teens, live.

Highlights of Elizabeth's Summer Calendar
June 10-13: Elizabeth is doing a series of 10 concerts in Oklahoma schools and libraries
August 18-24: Elizabeth is teaching Appalachian Folktales at the John Campbell Folk School
September 20-22: Elizabeth is the featured presenter at the Texas Storytelling Conference

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  As a storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis doesn't mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her stories deliver down-home wisdom, southern style. Hers is a voice that finds the heart and the funny bone, riveting audiences of every age wherever she goes.

One of America's finest storytellers.” - School Library Journal

Ellis's buttermilk accent is the voice of family and trust,
the voice of steep-sided hollers and ridge-top vantage points." -
Knoxville Voice
Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth is also a recipient of both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network. She is a frequent favorite at the National Storytelling Festival and the Teller-In-Residence Program of the International Storytelling Center. More than half a million children have been mesmerized by her stories during her thirty-five year career as a teller. Adults fall under her spell as well. Her keynotes filled with story have energized and inspired people from public defenders to those who work in child abuse prevention.
A sought-after story teacher and coach, Elizabeth offers workshops, master classes and weekend intensives
for all who use the power of storytelling in their work.

She is the author of From Plot to Narrative, which received Anne Izard and a Storytelling World Awards.
With Loren Niemi, she is the co-author of Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories.