Carol Birch – Storyteller
Since she began telling stories in 1971, audiences have responded to Carol Birch's infectious enthusiasm and artistry. She offers a wealth of stories full of memories worth having. After she tells, adults want her to stay, kids want to know when she'll be back, and colleagues want to talk shop.
"With the advent of story slams and endless Facebook commentaries about our personal lives, it is refreshing - and necessary - to have someone who knows that we often understand ourselves and our world best through the universal mirror of great art and literature."
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi - Storyteller
"When Carol tells a story every word becomes a song. She breathes shape into each one, setting it free to soar its way into our imagination. I could hear the same tale told by someone else and not be engaged by it at all."
Marianne McShane, a seanachie from the North of Ireland.
"What people crave is experience – a way to lift off from the weight of their daily familiar routines. Great Storytelling lifts and enlivens. I use the word “great” on purpose, because there is average storytelling. Carol Birch is GREAT. I love her long literary pieces best. Hearing Carol tell The Grapes of Wrath refueled my love of humanity. Carol tells without Ego – fully devoted to the author’s language and palpably present to the listener’s experience. I felt safe, immersed, transported, inspired--completely taken up into pictures in my mind, believing every character, aching through to the outcome. You have to hear her tell The Grapes of Wrath. Really. You do. Carol Birch is irresistibly engaging.
Megan Wells, Storyteller
Carol Birch will travel across the nation in 2014. Come see her or invite her to your event, when she is in your area.
"With her wry and wise ways, Carol is like the spirited sister
we all long for. She's confiding and compassionate as she tells
stories of mythic relatives whose lives are marked by challenges
"In addition to world folktales, her programs feature stories by some of America's finest writers -- Sandburg, Bradbury -- and the story of one of America's finest heroes, Lou Gehrig. Listening to her moving and thoroughly entertaining interpretations of stories set in the first half of the Twentieth Century, is to be brought deep inside Myth America.
"Carol Birch offers listeners vivid reminders of what love can endow along with lively memories to treasure and savor." - Dr. Gwendolyn Nowlan, Southern Connecticut State University