Storyteller / Spoken Word Artist
Writer , Editor, Coach


Denise McCormack

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!

Audra Bon-glio
Children’s Program Coordinator
Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury NJ

Denise McCormack has been offering storytelling at the Lillian Marrero Library on Saturdays for several weeks.  We never know who will be here on Saturdays at the library, but whoever shows up is treated to a variety of stories and conversations, accompanied by the ukulele.

Our acoustics are pretty good here, so the music attracts everyone.  We have appreciated Denise’s flexibility with telling stories to anyone who comes, as well as being willing to play music when there are no children around.  Adults need music too!


Rebekah Ray
Library Manager, Adult/Teen Librarian
Lillian Marrero Library
North Philadelphia Neighborhood Libraries/Free Library of Philadelphia
610 Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
215-685-9794

Better than watching TV.


Girl Scout

Eastern, PA


I was recently in the audience to hear Denise McCormack “tell” … playing guitar, telling, and singing - Denise was dynamic, magnetic and fun! She immediately commanded the full attention of the room and drew everyone in. Denise is obviously a talented singer which brought a greater degree of diversity to the performance.  


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

Denise McCormack has the remarkable ability to connect with and delight audiences of all ages, from young children through adults, with story. 

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. 
                                                      Fred Quinn                                              
Past President of the National Storytellers League

Denise McCormack presented a"Family Holiday Night" storytelling event at the Bordentown Library Branch of the Burlington County Library system. 

 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.  

​Beverly Jacob
​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.