Speak Story Series with Elizabeth Ellis

Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University Appalachian Studies Program, kicks off its 2018 season with storytelling icon Elizabeth Ellis, Shepherdstown’s first Appalachian Heritage Storyteller-in-Residence. Join us for an evening celebrating Elizabeth’s 40-year career, including archival audio clips, and a concert by the storyteller herself.

This Speak concert will take place on March 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds Hall (Shepherd University), 109 N. King St., Shepherdstown WV. Please note the date and time change for this concert.

Admission is $12 at the door; express entry for Speak season ticket holders. Free to full time Shepherd University students. As storyteller in residence, Elizabeth will perform concerts for the community and in schools and will conduct storytelling workshops and more.

Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in a family of storytellers. Her grandfather told stories he had collected in his travels through the mountains. Her aunt was a keeper of the old fairytales that she had learned from her Irish immigrant grandmother. When Elizabeth was a child, her closest friends were imaginary. On some levels that is still true today.

Elizabeth has mentored and coached storytellers around the nation for forty years. The National Storytelling Network honored her in 1997 with the Circle of Excellence Award which is “given to those recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers.”

For more information, please go to https://www.speakstoryseries.com