Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is a storyteller, teacher, writer and co-founder of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. She tells a variety of stories, but finds herself returning to those tales that reflect the heroic journey of personal transformation – whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions.
She is the author of the Hero’s Journey Writing Tool and its companion website. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents Choice Recommended award in 2004 and a Storytelling World award in 2006. Also in 2006, she was a featured teller at Going Deep: The Long Traditional Storytelling Festival held in Bethlehem, Indiana, and at The River and Arts Festival in Ballinasloe, Ireland. The Path of Truth, her new CD of Arizona family stories will be released in 2007. Be sure to check out her personal blog here.
Courses Offered @ SMCC
EDU/HUM/STO 292 The Art of Storytelling
EDU/ENH/STO 294 Multicultural Folktales
STO 101 Storytelling for Literacy
STO 200AA Biographical Storytelling
STO 289AA Using Storytelling in Educational Settings
STO 291AA Storytelling Circles
STO 293 Storytelling II
STO 295 Multicultural Folktales II
B.S., Arizona State University, Anthropology
M.A., Arizona State University, Anthropology
Storytelling, the oral tradition, mythology, beauty