The Story of the Grail

Presented by Liz Warren
Faculty Director, SMCC Storytelling Institute

ACMRS Scholar Series Lecture & Brown Bag

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 12:30-1:30pm
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403 | ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public
Parking is available in Lot 20 (pay per space) for $3/hour

Eventbrite - The Story of the Grail

The Story of the Grail has captivated people for hundreds of years. How is it that a story first written in the 12th century can still be so meaningful in the 21st? The Story of the Grail shows us what happens when masculine and feminine power are imbalanced, when nature and sovereignty are not respected, and when we fail to speak courageously. Despite the technological and material advances that have occurred since the 1100s, our society is still deeply engaged in these issues and the resultant wastelands failing to address them has created.

Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is known for tales that reflect the heroic journey of life - whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer as well as one of the founders of the SMCC Storytelling Institute who has been Director since Fall of 2009. She tells a variety of stories, but finds herself returning to those tales that reflect the heroic journey of personal transformation - whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions. She is the author of The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling, the textbook used in EDU/HUM/STO 292. She is also the author of the Hero's Journey Writing Tool and its companion website. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents Choice Recommended award in 2004 and a Storytelling World award in 2006. Also in 2006, she was a featured teller at Going Deep: The Long Traditional Storytelling Festival held in Bethlehem, Indiana, and at The River and Arts Festival in Ballinasloe, Ireland. The Path of Truth, her new CD of Arizona family stories was released in 2007.