Upcoming Events
July 8, 12, 15 Difficult Story Workshop with Loren Niemi

In response to the question, "when will you offer the next Difficult Story Workshop?" Elizabeth Ellis and Loren Niemi are happy to offer a three-session online version of their critically acclaimed (some would say, "life changing") approach to crafting truthful and artful stories that are often difficult to hear and harder to tell.

Three 90-minute sessions at 8 pm EDT: Thursday, July 8th; Monday, July 12th; Thursday, July 15th. This workshop will be limited to 10 participants and priced at $200 for the workshop - no individual session tickets are available. Each session will be on Zoom and the links for each session will be sent to you after registration.

Register and Purchase Tickets Here

July 18 A Very Merry Birthday to Us! A virtual storytelling concert

Click here for details.

October 1-3 49th Annual National Storytelling Festival

Featuring Elizabeth Ellis, Donald Davis, Dolores Hydock, Kevin Kling, Bil Lepp, Antonio Sacre, Dovie Thomason, Kim Weitkamp, and others. Click here for upcoming details.

  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
Elizabeth is 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.