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Liz Warren

SMCC Storytelling Institute Director, Humanities & Storytelling Faculty



Current Classes

ENH251 - Mythology
STO282AC - Service-Learning Experience in Storytelling
STO293 - The Art of Storytelling II
STO295 - Multicultural Folktales II
STO297 - Creating And Telling Personal Stories


Bio

Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is known for tales that reflect the heroic journey of life - whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer as well as one of the founders of the SMCC Storytelling Institute who will be Director in Fall of 2009. 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 Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling, the textbook used in EDU/HUM/STO 292. She is also 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.

Education

  • B.S., Arizona State University, Anthropology
  • M.A., Arizona State University, Anthropology


Strengths

Strategic | Activator | Futuristic | Ideation | Communication