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About Anthony

Anthony Burcher grew up in Grafton VA, and now tells of that experience in ways that will make you laugh until your sides split. He spent most of his young life hearing himself described as "He Ain't Right..."


Anthony's gift (or curse) of wit has entertained friends and family for a generation. Now his humor and his mastery of "Spoonerisms" (aka "lackwards ban​guage") entertains audiences in his native Virginia and coast to coast. Anthony's book, 101 Games that Teach Storytelling Skills, has been honored by Storytelling World and his recordings delight listeners of all ages.

Anthony's most recent release, "Anthony Squished My Banana" is now available in the web store.   Give the gift of laughter! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this recording will support Presbyterian Disaster Relief.

AWARDS:

  • 2014 NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Story Slam?Second Place

  • 2013 STORYTELLING WORLD HONOREE for 101 Games that Teach Storytelling Skills

  • 2012 CHAMPION LIAR OF THE SOUTHEAST

  • 2011 VIRGINIA PEOPLE'S CHOICE BEST LIAR

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:

  • STONE SOUP STORYTELLING FESTIVAL (Featured Teller)

  • AMERICA'S BEST STORYTELLERS (Regional Teller)

  • STORYTELLING FESTIVAL OF CAROLINA (New Voice)

  • LOS ANGELES STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Featured Teller

  • RIVERWAY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL (Showcase Teller)

  • SOUNDS OF THE MOUNTAINS (VA Showcase Teller)

  • NEW RIVER STORYTELLING FESTIVAL (Showcase Teller)

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • TIMPANOGOS STORYWORKS Presenter & Teller

  • NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK PRE-CONFERENCE Presenter

  • OHIO STORYTELLING CONFERENCE Presenter

  • KENTUCKY STORYTELLING CONFERENCE Teller & Presenter

Multi-talented, Anthony also

  • has co-authored the STORYTELLING WORLD Honoree 101 Games that Teach Storytelling Skills with Foreword by Donald Davis (Healthy Learning, 2012) and as an E-book

  • has co-authored the recreation book, Making Fun Out of Nothing at All (Second Edition: Healthy Learning, 2011; First Edition: Abingdon Press, 2004), available on this website and as an E-book

  • portrays Francis Makemie in a first-person historical interpretationhas scripted 8 Christian youth musicals

  • leads recreation and storytelling workshops

  • plays percussion for the Stone House Presbyterian Church Worship Team, and teaches handdrumming

  • teaches in Virginia schools for the Jamestown-Yorktown foundation

  • starts fires without matches (really!)

BONUS GUSHY TALK

"YOUR STORIES ARE SO WELL COMPOSED AND LEAD THE AUDIENCE THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS TO A CONCLUSION THAT BEARS THE FRUIT OF YOUR OWN PROFOUND EXPERIENCE. THEY ARE JEWELS. THEY COME FROM THE HEART AND TOUCH THAT CHORD IN ALL OF US THAT YEARNS TO BE KNOWN AND HEARD." Ann Buxie, Los Angeles Story Works, Los Angeles Storytelling Festival Board Member  

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