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”. 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 owns Ballyeamon Barn , a tourist hostel and cultural centre located in the beautiful Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. She is the director of the Glens Storytelling Festival and a committee member of the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival.
In 2019 Liz was awarded an MBE for her services to the arts and to education.