Arizona Storytellers: Lizbeth Congiusti

By KJZZ News
Published: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 8:11am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:42pm

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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 partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

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

Lizbeth Congiusti lives in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is June 3, 2016, at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

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