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.

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Liz Weir is one of the most influential people in the storytelling revival. As well as being a master storyteller, she is a mentor to young talent and hosts regular barn sessions from her home in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

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 - from pubs and prisons and hospital rooms to the stages of the mighty Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station and in London's Royal Albert Hall.

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