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I'm a storyteller, teacher and writer living in Phoenix, Arizona. Every summer I spend six weeks in Ireland with Mesa Community College's Study Abroad Ireland Program.


Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is a storyteller, teacher, writer and co-founder of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents Choice Recommended award in 2004 and a Storytelling World award in 2006. The Path of Truth, her new cd of Arizona family stories will be released in 20089. In June 2008, she was a featured teller at Cultra, the annual storytelling festival of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Belfast. Representing SMCC, she is the producer of the annual Mesa Storytelling Festival. Her new textbook, The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling was published in 2008.


Storytelling, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute, Mesa Storytelling Festival in Arizona, Three Rivers Storytelling Festival in Ireland, the first annual international childrens' storytelling exchange program and festival coming up in 2010. The program will connect children from Arizona and Ireland.