Storyteller / Spoken Word Artist
Writer , Editor, Coach
Thank you so much for sharing your love of storytelling with us at the Woodbury Public Library!
Denise McCormack is a wonderful storyteller, with tales for every age. She has delighted children and adults with everything from classic children’s fairytales to spooky stories.
We have thoroughly enjoyed having her perform for our Storytelling Workshop over the course of six months, with each session inspiring imagination and creativity! I especially enjoyed learning to make a “Bandana Man”, as she provided hands on ac&vi&es as well.
You have been a joy to watch and a great pleasure to hear. I hope to see you back at the Woodbury Public Library in the future!
Children’s Program Coordinator
Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury NJ
I aspire to be a storyteller - witnessing Denise’s level of skill and experiencing this degree of pleasure has encouraged me greatly.
Jean Hall, Ocean, NJ
She is also a gifted presenter of workshops concerning aspects of storytelling for anyone seeking information about its merits; she is inventive and interesting while at the same time imparting practical, relevant information.
Past President of the National Storytellers League
It was an unexpected surprise when she arrived in full costume as Mrs. Claus, which I later learned she designed and sewed herself! Ms. McCormack's performance included such stories as "The Night Before Christmas," "The Polar Express," and interactive activities, sang and played the guitar.... The presentation was well planned and executed. She was asked to return to the library for future programs.
Children's Librarian Supervisor of Youth Services programs
It is always a pleasure to hear Denise McCormack "tell" a tale. Her mode of expression varies with the narrative and carries her listeners into the heart of the story. She is equally adept at telling a traditional folk tale, a modern tale, singing a song, or reciting poetry. Her rendition of Lewis Carroll's "The Jabberwocky" (Through the Looking-Glass) is flawless and joyfully expressed. Denise also includes instrumental music in some of her stories - a perfect meshing of the two Arts. She also conducts very well-organized storytelling workshops that are informative, interactive, and always enjoyable. Most recently, Denise has volunteered her time and talent to perform the duties of editor of Story Art, A Magazine for Storytellers, a publication of the National Storytellers League, 1903.
I am sure time spent with this multi-talented storyteller will be time well spent.
Gwendolyn Jones Founder, Garden State Storytellers League
(Affiliate league of the National Storytellers League)
Professor Emerita, The College of New Jersey
Wow, That was great!
I came out here with my gradebook planning to grade papers....
I never even opened the book! ~ Teacher,
Children's Day School for Students with Special Needs.
Earth Day Program.