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Virtual Homage to Women’s Suffrage

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With the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 American women secured their inalienable right to vote.  Celebrate the centennial anniversary of this momentous historical occasion by hearing Elizabeth Ellis share the stories of the women who fought to achieve this milestone. 

Presented by an internationally-loved storyteller, this live virtual concert will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 20, at  https://allentx.swagit.com/live/ . Audience members can submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through liveonstage@cityofallen.org 

An award-winning storyteller and author, Elizabeth Ellis is best known for her live performances of traditional tales, ghost stories, Appalachian and Texas history and folklore, stories of heroic women, and personal stories.   Her aunt was a keeper of the old fairytales that she, in turn, had learned from her Irish immigrant grandmother.

Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in education, with a specialization in librarianship. She was employed with the Dallas Public Library for ten years as a Children’s Librarian and later as a Community Services Librarian. She is a recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, “given to those recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers,” as well as the John Henry Faulk Award, the top recognition for storytelling in Texas.

With Loren Niemi, she co-authored the pioneering book Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories in 2001. Elizabeth is also the author of From Plot to Narrative (2012), an award-winning handbook for crafting stories, and Every Day a Holiday: A Storyteller’s Memoir.

 

 

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