Arizona Storytellers: Lizbeth Congiusti

Published: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 8:11am
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Lizbeth Congiusti tells a personal story at the first showing of "Love and Heartbreak" by Arizona Storytellers Project at First Draft Book Bar, in Phoenix on Feb. 10, 2016.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

When Lizbeth Congiusti was in junior college in 1968, she met a man named Bob. All of his friends called him Willie. Lizbeth and Bob hit it off right away and dated for about a year. On December 1st, 1969, Lizbeth anxiously watched the draft on television. July 24th was pulled. That was Bob's birthday and Lizbeth and her family were sure he would be called to serve in Vietnam.

Lizbeth Congiusti lives in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Friday, June 3 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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