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Evelyn Corrie Birkby is a newspaper columnist, radio personality, book author, and speaker who for over 60 years has enchanted her audience with her honest chatty ways, her warm stories, and wonderful recipes. more »


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Evelyn's Latest Book is Now Available!

"I loved this book—Evelyn Birkby is a National Treasure."—Fannie Flagg

"Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa's Best-Known Homemaker" is optimistic even in the wake of sorrow, generous-spirited but not smug, humorous but not folksy, wise but not preachy, Evelyn welcomes the adventures and connections that each new day brings, and she masterfully shares them with her readers.

Order information can be found at the University of Iowa Press website.

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Evelyn a Featured Speaker at the Iowa City Book Festival
On July 14th, 2012 Evelyn shared recipes, household tips, stories of family and friends and her personal philosophy of life, which can best be described as neighborly and generous.
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Iowa History Center LogoEnjoy the Art of Storytelling
In July of 2011 The Iowa History Center featured Evelyn as a guest speaker.
She delighted audiences as she shared stories from her eventful life as homemaker, author, radio personality and newspaper columnist in rural Iowa.

Click here to read about Evelyn's presentation and visit to the State Historical Society of Iowa.


Huffington Post logoEvelyn featured in Huffington Post
The Huffington Post spotlighted Evelyn in a January 2013 article titled "What I Learned from Iowa's Best-known Homemaker"


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Evelyn Honored in Hall of Laureates
In October 2011 Evelyn's name was added to the Iowa Gallery in the new Norman Borlaug Hall of Laureates. Learn More »

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Saveur Magazine 10/10Evelyn profiled in Saveur Magazine (October 2010)
"Good Neighbors" by Jane and Michael Stern
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Documentary wins Iowa Motion Picture Award
"Iowa's Radio Homemakers: Up a Country Lane" named top Iowa documentary for 2010 by the Iowa Motion Picture Association.
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Listen to Evelyn on the Radio

Evelyn broadcasts over radio station AM 960 KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

The next broadcast takes place
Nov. 11th, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. Central Time.


KYRF Logo KYRF interviews Evelyn on May 15, 2010 on the topic of "Radio Homemaker Memories." Click here to listen online.

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Evelyn Birkby honored on Shenandoah, Iowa Walk of Fame
On June 6, 2009, Evelyn was one of 12 new inductees to the Iowa Walk of Fame in downtown Shenandoah, Iowa. Evelyn also was the featured speaker at the ceremony. (Read full article).