Carol Birch received the Circle of Excellence, an award given by peers to storytellers honored as masters who set the standards for excellence. She taught in CT (at Wesleyan and Southern Connecticut State University) and lectured at more than 40 universities nationwide. She has performed extensively at regional festivals as well as at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee. International invitational tours have taken her to Europe, Singapore, and Australia. She has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS' Morning Show and on National Public Radio.