The Breckenridge Public Library will host a unique program in three parts on Monday, June, 23.
Designated an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the NEA, Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains.
A children's librarian at Dallas Public Library before becoming a professional storyteller, the “Divine Miss E” is a versatile, riveting teller of Appalachian and Texas tales and stories of heroic American Women, though her personal stories are arguably her best. 
Invariably hilarious and poignant, she is a repeated favorite at the National Storytelling Festival.  She is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award from Tejas Storytelling Association and the Circle of Excellence Award from National Storytelling Network.  She has mesmerized nearly a million children in her thirty-year career as a professional storyteller.
Ellis is also well known for her workshops, which offer training for beginning and seasoned storytellers.  “Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories”, which she co-authored with Loren Niemi has been described by NAPRA Review as a great leap forward in the literature of how to put stories together with art and truth. It received a Storytelling World Award. 
Her current book “From Plot to Narrative” is a guidebook for meaningful story crafting and has won both a Storytelling World Award and an Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award. Visit Ellis at www.elizabethellis.com for more details.

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The first session on Monday will be at 10 a.m. with the emphasis on storytelling for pre-school children and parents.
The second session on Monday will be at  2 p. m. and is designed  for storytelling for the school age children and their parents.
The last session will be at 6  p.m. and will focus on storytelling for adults who are interested in storytelling and learning how to do a better job with their storytelling.
Seating for all three sessions will be limited so come about fifteen minutes early to be sure you get a seat.
Once the seats are full, no one will be admitted to any session because of fire codes. 
For information or more questions, call the Breckenridge Library at 254-559-5505.