Milbre’s Web Site

Mom’s the Word  (2009)

Making the Heart
    Whole Again

The Ready Heart: More
    Jane Yolen Stories

Touch Magic...Pass On:
    Jane Yolen Stories
Metamorphosis and

Mama Gone (2007)
Saints and Other Sinners (2005)
The Mary Stories (2005)
If the Shoe Fits... (2005)
Sop Doll & Other Tales of Mystery and Mayhem (2002)
In the Family Way (1993) 

The Storytelling Classroom:
    Applications Across
    the Curriculum

The Year’s Best Fantasy
    and Horror

More Ready-to-Tell Tales (2000)
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1996)
Ready-to-Tell Tales (1994)
Xanadu 2 (1994)
Best-Loved Stories: Told
    at the National Storytelling

Milbre Burch's 2005 classic CD:  "If the Shoe Fits...Cindarella Stories From Around the World." (2006 NAPPA Honors Award)
Milbre Burch's 2009 Recording: "Mom's the Word - A Journey in Meter and Centimeters."

F  E  A  T  U  R  E  D     S  T  O  R  Y  T  E  L  L  E  R

M  I  L  B  R  E     B  U  R  C  H

Grammy-nominated Milbre Burch joins the Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival lineup for the first time in 2010. Although her life and livelihood have taken her from Atlanta to Providence, and from Pasadena to Columbia, Missouri, Milbre’s roots in storytelling run deep. She is one of the preeminent interpreters of the stories of Jane Yolen, as well as a teller of global folktales and original material.

Milbre is a frequent Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. In 2003 she received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network. The Circle of Excellence Award is given to those who have created a body of work which is nationally recognized as a shining example of quality in the art form of storytelling performance.

With her thirteen audio-recordings, she has garnered Parent's Choice Classic, Gold and Approved Awards, as well as a NAPPA Gold Award, and a Storytelling World Honor, and was twice a finalist for an INDI award from the Association For Independent Music.

Milbre has done much to move storytelling beyond the festival tent and onto the stage. To complement her storytelling concert work in educational and community settings, she created the Theatre of the Spoken Word in 1991. These productions are fully realized solo performances with sets, props and staging.

For three years, Milbre also co-directed the Storytelling Project of the Cotsen Children's Library, associated with Princeton University. Working with her journalist husband, Berkley Hudson, she assembled a first-rank collection of archival materials about the American storytelling revival, presenting their findings at the 1999 National Storytelling Conference in San Diego.

Milbre has been an artist-in-residence since 1978, working for the state and local arts councils in Utah, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island and California, including three years at the Walden School in Pasadena. She also served as an adjunct professor of Children's Speech Arts in the Communications Studies department at California State University -- Los Angeles. She has conducted workshops for the National Endowment for the Humanities National Conversations' project at Occidental College.

Her students have been mainstream Pre-K to 12th grades as well as ESL, hearing impaired and developmentally disabled children of all ages; at-risk teens; well elders; mentally-challenged adults; minimum and maximum security prison inmates; college students, conference attendees, fellow tellers, family business owners, therapists, ministers, rabbis and lay people, and countless teachers earning CEU's.

A veteran of storytelling, theatre and spoken word festivals in 22 states and 12 European cities, Milbre Burch lives with her husband, a professor of journalism, their two daughters and a Border Terrier under the huge blue sky of Columbia, MO.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

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P  E  R  F  O  R  M  A  N  C  E  S

Friday, November 5

Featured Performance

Saturday, November 6

Workshop 4
Once Upon A Time Is Now!

Special Performance

Milbre Burch's 2007 Grammy-Nominated Recording: "Making the Heart Whole Again - Stories for a Wounded World."
Milobre Burch's 2007 CD Release: "Metamorphosis and Dragonfield" (1994 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Semi-Finalist.)
Milbre Burch's 2005 CD: "The Mary Stories."
Milbre Burch's 2007 CD: "The Ready Heart: More Jane Yolen Stories." (1995 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner.)
Milbre Burch's 2007 CD: "Touch Magic...Pass It On - Jane Yolen Stories." (2000 Parents' Choice Classic Award.)
Milbre Burch's 2005 CD: "Because I Said So: Stories About Mothers and Kids." (2008 Storytelling World Honor Award.)
Milbre Burch's 2002 CD Release: "Sop Doll & Other Tales of Mystery & Mayhem." (2004 Storytelling World Award.)
Milbre Burch's 2005 CD: "Saints and Other Sinners."