Liz Weir, Storyteller in Residence, Libraries NI, Armstrong Storytelling Trust, Ballyeamon Barn, 127 Ballyemon Rd, Cushendall, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT44 0QP, UK.
Liz's Full Bio:
Liz Weir is an Irish storyteller with an international reputation. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling within Ireland and between other countries”. She has told her stories to people of all ages on five continents. She has performed in pubs and prisons and hospital rooms. She worked on stages in the mighty Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station and in the Royal Albert Hall.
Liz has written two collections of stories for children Boom Chicka Boom and Here, There and Everywhere (O’Brien Press) and When Dad Was Away (Frances Lincoln Books), a picture book based on her work in prisons.
Liz is the director of the Glens Storytelling Festival www.goastories.org and a committee member of the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival www.capeclearstorytelling.com
She owns Ballyeamon Barn, a tourist hostel and cultural centre in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland, welcoming visitors from all over the world. In 2019 she was awarded an MBE for her services to the arts and to education.
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