AWARD WINNING STORYTELLER, AUTHOR & RECORDING ARTIST. Peers honored Carol Birch for setting standards of artistry with the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, while audiences respond to her infectious enthusiasm. Recognized for a storytelling style that is “refreshingly eloquent, dramatic but never overtly theatrical”, her art is an absence of artifice. The folktales she brings to life simultaneously celebrate the universal and what is specific within a culture. In Birch’s sure voice, literature’s appeal is appropriately conversational and intimate. Carol knows metaphors ROCK!
Appearances included hundreds of festivals – seven at the National Storytelling Festival (TN) – with lectures at fifty universities nationwide. She taught storytelling in graduate schools on both coasts for more than twenty years. She’s traveled to Australia, Canada, Europe and Singapore on invitational tours and led storytelling tours in England, Ireland and Scotland. Media appearances include: ABC’s Nightline; CBS’ Morning Show; National Public Radio.
“[Birch’s] voice is a magnet for ears… a warm and enchanting style.” –NUVO Weekly