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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
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 at 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.