CALENDAR

Apr
22
Tue
Welcome in the Spring @ Boyden Library, Foxboro, MA
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring at Boyden Library in Foxboro to a family audience ages 4 and up! Repeat engagement. Free and open to the public. Sign-up starts April 8th – to sign up call the Childrens department of the library at 508-543-1246.

Welcome in the Spring! with the very best of spring folklore, sing-a-longs, nature tales and contemporary stories. This story and music event begins with Diane’s original story Kate’s Acorn, a delightful tale of an idealistic child who wants to “save the world” and starts with an acorn. This story not only inspires us to plant, it also introduces us to all the creatures that live in the soil and help with decomposition! Kate gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms – in the end her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite’s Tale, two best friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird’s nests and song. The performance is rounded out with sing-a-longs and participatory tales. Geared for a family audience with varied age-range, Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season

 

Apr
28
Mon
Finding Your Voice, Telling a Story @ Connery School, Lynn, MA
Apr 28 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Diane leads kindergarten students in a four session storytelling workshop. April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19. This residency is funded by the STARS Residencies program administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Apr
29
Tue
Join In @ Welch School, Peabody, MA
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am

girl-from-Litchfield-TimesDiane performs Join In for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at Welch Elementary in Peabody, MA. If you would like to preview this performance, please email dedge@livingmyth.com

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

May
6
Tue
Welcome in the Spring @ Fales School, Westboro, MA
May 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

audience-kids-in-colorDiane performs Welcome in the Spring for kindergarteners at Fales School in Westboro. Repeat Engagement- 18 years running! If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

 

 

Welcome in the Spring! with the very best of spring folklore, sing-a-longs, nature tales and contemporary stories. This story and music event begins with Diane’s original story Kate’s Acorn, a delightful tale of an idealistic child who wants to “save the world” and starts with an acorn. This story not only inspires us to plant, it also introduces us to all the creatures that live in the soil and help with decomposition! Kate gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms – in the end her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite’s Tale, two best friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird’s nests and song. The performance is rounded out with sing-a-longs and participatory tales.

May
7
Wed
Join In! Multicultural Story-Songs from Around the World @ Linden School, Malden, MA
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DianeEdgecomb044forPrintPhotoByStephenCiccoDiane performs at Linden School in Malden, MA. Repeat Engagement. Open to previewers only – if you would like to preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com so Diane can clear your visit.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

May
9
Fri
Workshop in Classic Storytelling Technique @ Oakdale School, Oakdale, CT
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

girl from Litchfield TimesDiane leads a workshop in the art of storytelling for first grade students at Oakdale School in Oakdale, CT. The workshop accompanies a performance of Rainforest Legends and is part of “Montville loves to Read Day.” Repeat Engagement. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

Rainforest Legends @ Oakdale School, Oakdale, CT
May 9 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Diane performs Rainforest Legends at Oakdale School as part of “Montville Loves to Read” Day. This performance is accompanied by a workshop in classic storytelling technique for first grade students. Repeat Engagement. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow, why three Invisible Hunters came to haunt the Nicaraguan rainforest, and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey.

May
14
Wed
Join In! Multicultural Story-Songs from Around the World @ Ferryway School, Malden, MA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DianeEdgecomb1500x2250Diane performs at Ferryway School in Malden, MA. Repeat Engagement. Open to previewers only – if you would like to preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com so Diane can clear your visit.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

May
15
Thu
Join In! Multicultural Story-Songs from Around the World @ Salemwood School, Malden, MA
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane performs at Salemwood School in Malden, MA. Repeat Engagement. Open to previewers only – if you would like to preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com so Diane can clear your visit.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

May
21
Wed
Join In! Multicultural Story-Songs from Around the World @ Forestdale School, Malden, MA
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DianeEdgecomb1500x2250Diane performs at Forestdale School in Malden, MA. Repeat Engagement. Open to previewers only – if you would like to preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com so Diane can clear your visit.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

May
22
Thu
Join In! Multicultural Story-Songs from Around the World @ Beebe School, Malden, MA
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DianeEdgecomb1500x2250Repeat Engagement. Open to previewers only – if you would like to preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com so Diane can clear your visit.

Join In and travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural legends. Each tale offers a participatory look at our common love of story. Celebrate engaging narratives, animal characters, songs in different languages and home-spun wisdom as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

Jun
12
Thu
Tales of Enchantment @ Ferryway School, Malden MA
Jun 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am

Diane performs Tales of Enchantment for Kindergarten and 1st graders at Ferryway School for the 2nd year in a row. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students ask for the performance Storytelling of Ireland and Britain which explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales.

Storytelling of Ireland and the British Isles @ Ferryway School, Malden MA
Jun 12 @ 1:05 pm – 1:50 pm

Diane performs Storytelling of Ireland and the British Isles, one of her Elementary School Performances,  for 4th graders at Ferryway School for the 2nd year in a row. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Best loved stories from Ireland and England include the entertaining Medieval tale of “Dame Ragnelle” and the participatory story of “The Boy Who Had No Story”.

 

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Tales of Enchantment @ Ferryway School, Malden MA
Jun 12 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Tales of Enchantment for 2nd and 3rd graders at Ferryway School for the 2nd year in a row. If you would like to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales of Enchantment

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Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students ask for the performance Storytelling of Ireland and Britain which explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales.

Jun
26
Thu
Water Wizards @ Town Commons/Town Hall (dependent on weather), Shutesbury, MA
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane will perform Water Wizards for summer reading group and others to complement summer reading theme of Fizz Boom Read in Shutesbury, MA! Performance will be in the Town Commons, or at the Town Hall in case of inclement weather. Repeat engagement. Free and open to the public – no sign up required. This event is funded in full or in part by the Shutesbury Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Let’s go whWater Wizards!ere the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Jun
27
Fri
Water Wizards @ Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Water Wizards as part of a kickoff for Morrill Memorial Library summer reading program. Repeat Engagement – Free and Open to the public.

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!
Recommended for ages 4 and above.
Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – in summer of 2013 she toured to over 30 libraries throughout New England including several tours to New York State!

Jul
7
Mon
Insect Comedy @ Abbott Learning Center, Wellesley, MA
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for pre-school aged children and their families. Repeat performance -8 years. If you would like to preview this performance, please email dedge@livingmyth.com

Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our Six-legged friends. In Princess Firefly entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug I will love?” Kate’s Acorn, one of Diane’s original stories, teaches about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. And in another backyard tale we learn about when to keep or let insects go. Diane’s hilarious interpretations of Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat, Old King Lampyradie Beetle keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the world of insects.

Jul
8
Tue
Water Wizards @ Snow Library, Orleans, MA
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Snow Library in Orleans, MA! This presentation complements the 2014 Summer Reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Repeat Engagement – 9 years running. Free and open to the public – please check with the library to see if signup is required. This event is funded in part by the Orleans Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Jul
9
Wed
Water Wizards @ Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Framingham Public Library to celebrate Summer Reading 2014′s theme “Fizz Boom Read!” Free and open to the public – no sign up required! This event is funded by the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!
Recommended for ages 4 and above.

Jul
10
Thu
Water Wizards @ Southborough Library, Southborough, MA
Jul 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

audience2Diane performs Water Wizards at Southborough Public Library to celebrate Summer Reading 2014′s theme of Fizz Boom Read! Free and open to the public – no sign up necessary. This event is funded in full by the Southborough Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Jul
11
Fri
Water Wizards @ West Roxbury Public Library, West Roxbury, MA
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards for Summer Reading Celebration at West Roxbury Public Library. Repeat engagement – 6 years running! Free and open to the public.

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

 

Jul
22
Tue
Water Wizards @ Thomas Crane Public Library
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards as Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, MA. This event is free and open to the public. A great show for families and children especially ages four and up.

WaterWizards-GraphicLet’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!
Recommended for ages 4 and above.
Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – in summer of 2013 she toured to over 30 libraries throughout New England including several tours to New York State.

Aug
3
Sun
Tales for the Earth @ Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade in Central Park, NYC
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Diane Performs Tales for the Earth at Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade in Central Park, New York, NY as part of the Family Performance Festival. This event is open to the public.

Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade

Tales for the Earth

A Celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. Tales for the Earth is a beloved performance that is both educational and entertaining. It explores topics such as Water Conservation, Recycling and Wildlife Protection. Like all of Diane’s programs, the performance is tailored to suit each specific audience. Depending on the age range stories may include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

Aug
7
Thu
Water Wizards @ Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee, MA
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Mashpee Public Library to celebrate Summer Reading 2014. Repeat Engagement. Free and Open to the Public!

WaterWizards-GraphicLet’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Water Wizards @ Bourne Public Library, Bourne, MA
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Bourne Public Library to celebrate Summer Reading 2014. Repeat Engagement. Free and Open to the Public!

WaterWizards-GraphicLet’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Aug
15
Fri
Water Wizards @ Rockland Memorial Library, Rockland, MA
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Rockland Memorial Library for children ages 4 and up and their families. This event is open to the public.

WaterWizards-GraphicLet’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!
Recommended for ages 4 and above.
Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – in summer of 2013 she toured to over 30 libraries throughout New England including several tours to New York State.

Aug
16
Sat
Water Wizards @ Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards to complement Summer Reading theme “Fizz Boom Read!” Repeat engagement. Diane performs at library’s end of summer celebration. Free and open to the public.

Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!! Check under Diane’s Wizard’s hat and you may find the secret potion that ends every Water Wizards performance with instant FOG!

Sep
30
Tue
Tales of Enchantment @ Chickering Elementary, Dover, MA
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Please note the exact date will be confirmed closer to September 2014.
Diane tells traditional fairytales to kindergarten students, enhancing common core English standards. Note that the date and time for this event are not finalized yet – check back closer to the date for exact time. If you wish to preview this event, email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Enter the world of fairy tales where magic is only a moment away, and lessons about how to live are expressed through vivid symbols. For younger children, Diane brings to life classic fairy tales like Snow White and Rose Red and Bee, Mouse, Harp and Bum-Clock, an unusual ‘Jack’ tale. When Jack returns home with dancing bugs instead of beans, the fun and magic really begin! For older students ask for the performance Storytelling of Ireland and Britain which explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales.

Oct
24
Fri
Once Upon a Halloween @ Westport Free Public Library, Westport MA
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Diane performs Once Upon a Halloween at Westport Free Public Library, in Westport, MA. This event is open to the public and is geared toward families and children especially ages four and up.

Once Upon a Halloween

What would Halloween be without some chillin’ tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event – complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor.