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Nationally acclaimed storyteller to perform at EAC

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Nationally acclaimed storyteller to perform at EAC

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Speech and Communications department will be hosting storyteller, Liz Warren, on Friday, November 14, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gherald. L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center—Lee Little Theater. Admission is free.

Liz Warren, known also as “The Arizona Bard of Mythic Tales,” is a storyteller, teacher, and award-winning recording artist. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parent’s Choice Recommended award in 2004 and a Storytelling World award in 2007. She is a fourth-generation Arizonan and was the co-founder of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Warren represents the institute and she serves as the producer of the annual Mesa Storytelling Festival held at the Mesa Arts Center. In June of 2007, she was a featured storyteller at the Dublin Yarnspinners and at Cultra, the annual storytelling festival of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Belfast.

Lee Russell, EAC’s Speech and Communications instructor, is proud to present such a renowned storyteller for the community. In addition to the evening performance, Warren will lecture in each of Russell’s classes that day. “Anyone wishing to sit in on one of these lectures is warmly welcome. I’m very happy to give my students this opportunity—and to give the community a chance to hear Warren’s amazing storytelling. It will be an evening you won’t soon forget,” says Russell.

For more information about this event, or to find out the locations and times of the daytime lectures, contact Russell at (928) 428-8489.