Storyteller Ellis coming to Wiggins


Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will perform at First United Methodist Church in Wiggins.


Ellis is scheduled to speak at the church at 6 p.m. June 11. Earlier in the day, Ellis will lead a storytelling workshop sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council. That event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center.


Ellis tells stories of Appalachia and Texas and stories of heroic American women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. She has performed before more than 250,000 children and countless adults at schools, universities and festivals in her 25 year career as a storyteller.


Ellis’ storytelling journey has taken her from her local library to as far away as New Zealand. She was selected as a “Listener’s Choice” at the 30th Anniversary National Storytelling Festival and a storyteller-in-residence at the International Storytelling Center. She was the first recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from the Tejas Storytelling Association and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. 


To reserve a workshop spot or for further information contact Holly Bond at (601) 528-3591.