Milbre Burch

Milbre Burch is a GRAMMY-nominated, internationally known storyteller, a published poet and writer, and a produced playwright. A veteran touring and teaching artist for local, state and regional arts councils across the US, she has also performed and taught in Europe and Asia. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and been a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, TN. She holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Missouri. ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (STORYTELLING/WRITING) (SOCIAL STUDIES) (SCIENCE) (CULTURAL)

 


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency [Virtual Option]
From Folktale to Fiction: Oral Tales and Original Writing in Conversation with Each Other

In three interactive sessions with demonstration, pair/share, small group, drafting and revising activities with teacher follow-up, students will compare variants of an oral folktale and original pieces of creative writing based on that tale motif, research a folktale from their own cultural background, and then create the bones of an original story based on that tale. From Folktale to Fiction Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 24

Duration: 65 minute sessions per day/class. Minimum 3 days needed for residency project completion.

Special Requirements: Residency activities will take place in classrooms, preferably with screens and projectors for viewing video with sound.

Fee: Residency Pricing



GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance [Virtual Option]
Sky Lore: Crossroads of Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

Through metaphor, these global folktales can inspire student-led inquiry into science, social systems, and verbal arts as practiced by diverse cultures. Storyteller invites the students to follow clues provided by the stories to extend their learning. 45-60 minutes. 300 students max/per show. High School performances are intended for classroom settings only. Performance Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 300 students max/per show. *High School performances are intended for classroom settings only.

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Special Requirements:
In auditorium or gym, a microphone on a stand or lapel mic and working PA system are needed.

Single Performance Fee- $625.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,125.00

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency [Virtual Option]
Your Name Is Your First Story: Researching, Crafting and Sharing Personal, Family and Community Narratives

In three interactive sessions with demonstration, pair/share, small group, drafting and revising activities with teacher follow-up, students will research, craft and share their name stories, map their early universe and write about mentors who expanded their world view.  Residency Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 26

Duration: 65 minute sessions per day/class. Minimum 3 days needed for residency project completion.

Special Requirements: Classroom or Media Room 

Fee: Residency Pricing