TLS Annual Gathering

Sunday PM Storytelling Workshop

Sunday Afternoon Post-Gathering Workshop
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Separate Pre-Registration Required

Weaving the Stories of Our Lives: The Labyrinth as Sacred Story Structure
with Liz Warren

In this interactive workshop, participants will utilize the labyrinth, a symbolic representation of universal story structure, as they learn how to craft and tell traditional and personal stories. The labyrinth is graphic shorthand for the Hero’s Journey, the sacred transformational pattern that forms the foundation of folklore, mythology, and the critical passages in our lives. 


Liz Warren is the director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Her textbook, The Oral Tradition Today, is used at colleges around the nation. Her CD, The Story of the Grail, received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and a Storytelling World Award. She serves as storytelling coach and emcee for Gannett Publishing’s nationwide Storytellers Project. She has been recognized for service and leadership by the National Storytelling Network, the Arizona Humanities Council, and the American Association of Community Colleges. She is the author of a storytelling workbook and policy brief published by the Vitalyst Health Foundation.