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 »
"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.
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Enjoy 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.
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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 »
Evelyn Birkby Featured in Iowa Public Television Documentary In this heartwarming documentary Evelyn shares her knowledge about Shenandoah, Iowa's radio homemakers and offers personal and engaging stories about rural life in the 1950s. Learn More »
Documentary wins Iowa Motion Picture Award
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
May 21st, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. EST.
KYRF interviews Evelyn on May 15, 2010 on the topic of "Radio Homemaker Memories." Click here to listen online.
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).