CALENDAR

April – December 2014

Apr
25
Fri
All About Voice Workshop @ Northlands Storytelling Conference, Lake Geneva, WI
Apr 25 @ 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Diane Leads Storytelling WorkshopDiane presents “All About Voice” – a 3 hour intensive storytelling workshop as part of Northlands Storytelling Conference in Lake Geneva, WI.

All About Voice: As storytellers we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s simple vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing, and SOUND OUT!

Apr
28
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
5
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
12
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
19
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jun
2
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jun
20
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs from around the world at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Tickets will be available soon – sign up for our email list to find out as soon as they go on sale.  Hear an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

Jun
21
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: Tree Myths and Songs from around the world at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA. Tickets will be available soon – sign up for our email list to find out as soon as they go on sale.  Hear an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

Oct
29
Wed
Tales of the Supernatural @ MILE, Middlesex College, Middletown, CT
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane performs Tales of the Supernatural for Middesex Community College’s senior group, MILE. Repeat engagement. If you would like to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

supernatural-standingstonesJust in time for Halloween, Diane opens up the doors to the supernatural with this unusual collection of tales & songs. The performance features a true ghost story Edgecomb collected about the misshapen standing stones of Avebury, England and the eerie forces that emanate from them. The performance has a decidedly Celtic slant, exploring Gaelic traditions influencing Halloween including a humorous encounter with the devil that resulted in the first Jack O’Lantern.

Dec
10
Wed
The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Wellfleet Garden Club, Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, MA
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane performs The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song for Wellfleet Garden Club at Wellfleet Library. Repeat Engagement. Open to garden club members only — please contact dedge@livingmyth.com if you wish to preview this event.

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales surrounded by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions. Songs evocative of the season and lovely instrumental melodies round out the event.