Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis, Family & Other Fruitcakes

ellisBend Storytelling Circle announces a performance on November 15 by Elizabeth Ellis from Dallas, Texas. Her concert of stories will be preceded by musical numbers from Linda Roberts.


Ellis is one of America’s premier storytellers, a nationally recognized teller of tales of heroic American women, tales from the Appalachian Mountains and her own personal tales.

Ellis doesn’t mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her personal stories deliver down-home wisdom, southern style. The “Divine Miss E” is a versatile, riveting teller of stories. She has a voice which finds the heart and the funny bone, captivating audiences wherever she goes.

Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Education Association, Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. She was a children’s librarian at Dallas Public Library before becoming a professional storyteller.

She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from Tejas Storytelling Association and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Author of From Plot to Narrative, Ellis is an outstanding workshop leader and teacher of storytelling. She will lead a workshop on telling personal tales for any would-be local storytellers on Saturday November 16 from 9am-12 noon. The cost of the workshop will be $10, conducted at the Foundry Church in downtown Bend.

Linda Roberts has been performing music since she was 13 years old. She teaches piano, vocal, ukulele and Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra. Central Oregon audiences are familiar with Linda’s music; she has performed during many local events. Her musical numbers will be the perfect introduction to an evening of sharing the art of storytelling.

Family & Other Fruitcakes will be held Friday night, November 15 at 7pm at the
Foundry Church, 60 NW Oregon in downtown Bend.

Reserved seats will be available by phone or through email and are $10. If you send an email to bendstorytelling@gmail.com and include your email address, an invoice will be sent to you that can be paid online.

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