CALENDAR

Feb
6
Sat
Superheroes Around The World @ Cambridge Winter Farmer's Market, Cambridge, MA
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join Diane at 5 Callender Street in Cambridge, MA when she returns to the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market. Come hear her perform Superheroes Around the World and also support local farms.

Here is what Diane had to say on Facebook about performing at the Market last year:

“Got the best PAY yesterday. Told stories at the Winter Cambridge Farmer’s Market and in exchange they gave me the MOST delicious local goods… Fresh jams, Rainbow Carrots, Blue Potatoes, Pork Sausage from a home farm, Crusty Herb Bread, Homemade Feta Cheese, Organic Microgreens, Duck Confit-Ginger and Shitake ravioli!!!!! AND MORE! What a great day.”

A snapshot of some of the colorful produce at the market.

Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Feb
18
Thu
Once Upon A Wintertime @ Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Once Upon a Wintertime for a family audience at the Franklin Public Library in Franklin, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME

Wintertime SnowflakeWarm your hearts and your imaginations with this performance of tales from long ago. These stories of wintertime magic and fun range from the lyrical Grimm’s tale of Snow White and Rose Red to tales of folksy New England escapades. Transform a winter’s day or evening into a time of delight.

“Thank you so much for that lively performance of Once Upon A Wintertime, you had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand! You are so good at judging the audience and tweaking your program to fit the group, even so far as the sound system! You are a true professional and we just love you here.” Marty O’Meara, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

Feb
25
Thu
Tales of Enchantment @ Medway Public Library, Medway, MA
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for children ages four and up and their families. This is Diane’s second performance at Medway Public Library! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested.

Tales of Enchantment

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, Diane explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales such as the humorous Sir Gawain and Loathly Lady. Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.

Feb
26
Fri
Preview performance of Game Time! @ Ramapo Catskill Library, Middletown, NY
Feb 26 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am

Diane will showcase her work for area librarians along with 11 other performers.

Game Time!

The Tortoise and the Hair

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

Feb
27
Sat
Join In @ Armstrong Elementary School, Westborough, MA
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Join In for early elementary aged students and their families at the Armstrong Elementary School’s International Fair in Westborough, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

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JOIN IN

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.

“My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. I have to tell you: It was awesome! It was so lively and full of joy. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We were very pleased to hear from all those places that mean a lot to us. And, yes, we loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA

Mar
14
Mon
1,000 Doorways at Central Square Theater, Cambridge MA @ Central Square Theater
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

March 14th at 8 pm DEdgecombKurdshepherdsiane will present One Thousand Doorways the riveting story of her journey to the Kurdish region of Turkey at Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MA as part of their series on women’s voices: “That’s What She Said: A Feminine Perspective. 

Learn more about 1,000 Doorways and watch a preview video!

Mar
23
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Burlington Garden Club at Burlington Senior Center in Burlington, MA
Mar 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Burlington Garden Club at the Burlington Senior Center in Burlington, MA. This event is for garden club members only. To preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Mar
25
Fri
Native American Nature Tales @ Spofford Pond School, Boxford, MA
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales with third graders at Spofford Pond School in Boxford, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

NATIVE AMERICAN NATURE TALES

Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

“Your stories were wonderful. The teachers and the students agreed that your presentation is one of the best we’ve ever had. Thank you so much for bringing to life our study of myths and legends.” Missy Thomson, teacher and school librarian, Woodville School, Wakefield, MA

Mar
28
Mon
Rainforest Legends @ Hamilton Avenue School, Greenwich, CT
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Diane visits the Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich, CT to perform Rainforest Legends for Pre-K through 2nd grade students. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

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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.

Tales for the Earth @ Hamilton Avenue School, Greenwich, CT
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Diane visits the Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich, CT to perform Tales for the Earth for 3rd through 5th grade students. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthThis beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Stories may include: What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir, or Boy Who Loved the Marsh, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who helps preserve a favorite nature spot. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

Mar
29
Tue
Welcome in the Spring @ Brown Elementary School, Berlin, NH
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for parents and students and their families at Brown Elementary School in Berlin, NH. This event was arranged and sponsored by Title One of Berlin. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Welcome in the Spring

springbirdWelcome in the Spring with the very best of spring folklore, sing-a-longs, nature tales and contemporary stories. We’ll meet Kate in Kate’s Acorn, who gets a special surprise when she helps to save the earthworms- her first acorn grows into an oak! In Kite’s Tale, two friends create an unusual kite that wings us across the sky in a hilarious fantasy of kite strings, bird’s nests and song. Just right for early elementary and family audiences with varied age-range, Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season.

Apr
2
Sat
Workshop in Nature Myths at Sharing the Fire 2016 @ Sharing the Fire Conference, UMASS Hotel & Conference Center, Amherst, MA
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference

Sharing the Fire 2016Diane will be leading a storytelling workshop on nature myths at the Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference, “Storytelling in a Changing World.” The conference will be held April 1-3, 2016, at the UMASS Hotel & Conference Center on the UMASS Amherst campus in Amherst, MA, and Diane’s workshop will take place on Saturday at 3:30 pm. The Keynote Speakers/Performers at Sharing the Fire 2016 are Milbre Burch and Jay O’Callahan, two of the finest storytellers in the country. The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES) has sponsored this conference for many years. If you live in the area, the price is right. If you live a distance away, it is well worth the expense of a trip. The people who come to this festival welcome newcomers warmly. In the multiple workshops offered you will learn more about storytelling than you can imagine.

Diane’s Nature Myths workshop will be useful to anyone interested in drawing from the natural world to craft a story, including storytellers, teachers, naturalists, or clergy members. Registration is available through the LANES website.

Nature Myths: Sourcing Meaning in the Natural World

Nature Myths, featuring Diane EdgecombMysterious and evocative, nature myths bring us into a more direct and profoundly human experience of the natural world. Far from being passé, these deep stories that explore the being-essence of plants and elements of nature, bring meaning to our eyes and heart. Diane will present nature myths from her repertoire of over sixty tales. By discussing their nuances as well as the proper approach to bringing them to life, we will see many possible ways they can bring new life to our own experience of nature as well as that of our communities.

About Diane Edgecomb:

A featured teller on NPR’s Living On Earth as well as the National Storytelling Festival, Diane has created over 20 innovative performances, from Solstice Events rich in seasonal mythology to the nature-centric “Language of Flowers” and “In the Groves,” her newest CD and winner of the Storytelling World Award.

Apr
6
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ The "Natick 15" Garden Club - Natick, MA
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, will perform The Language of Flowers at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Natick, MA, sponsored by the “Natick 15” Garden Club. The day begins with refreshments at 10:00 am followed by the performance at 10:30. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public, especially the Natick Community

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Apr
7
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Holden Garden Club - Holden, MA
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane will perform The Language of Flowers for the Holden Garden Club at the Holden Senior Center in Holden, MA. The evening begins with refreshments at 6:45, followed by a brief meeting at 7. Entertainment starts at 7:40. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public.

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Apr
9
Sat
Join In @ Fales Elementary School, Westborough, MA
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Join In for early elementary aged students and their families at the Fales Elementary School’s International Fair in Westborough, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

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JOIN IN

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.

“My family was at your amazing performance of “Join In” yesterday. I have to tell you: It was awesome! It was so lively and full of joy. It’s amazing how you bring together many aspects of art and present them for kids so they use their imagination to “see” all the characters you’re talking, dancing and singing about. Personally, I was very happy with your folktales about the rainforests. I’m from Brazil where we have a rich heritage from Africa and we live in the US where my son was born. We were very pleased to hear from all those places that mean a lot to us. And, yes, we loved to hear “O Pião entrou na roda, ó pião! Roda pião, bambeia pião!”. I used to sing this song myself when I was kid. It was delightful. :~)” ~Marcia, Linden School, Malden, MA

Apr
11
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Canton Garden Club - Canton, MA
Apr 11 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Diane will perform The Language of Flowers for the Canton Garden Club at the Canton Senior Center in Canton, MA. Entertainment starts at 7:45. Come for any or all of the event. This event is free and open to the public. If you wish to preview, please contact diane@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Apr
14
Thu
The Language of Flowers @ Goddard House, Brookline, MA
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers at the Goddard House in Brookline, MA. This event is free and open to the public!

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

Apr
21
Thu
Digging Dinosaurs @ Huntington Public Library, Huntington, MA
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Digging Dinosaurs for a family audience at the Huntington Public Library in Huntington, MA. This event is free and open to the public. This is a repeat engagement.

Laughter in the AudienceDigging Dinosaurs engages students with descriptive dinosaur information, colorful posters, sign language, and lively interactive stories. Stories include Pattysaurus, Diane’s original tale about a young girl so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself. In the end, Patty has a surprising realization about the value of sharing with others. This fun-filled piece is complemented by Diane’s scientifically based participatory tale: Egg Mountain, based on the true discovery in 1979 of Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Students become paleontologists, prepare imaginary digging packs and help out on this discovery filled journey. Called a “virtuoso of the spoken word” and an “entire cast rolled into one,” Diane has created popular dinosaur adventures that complement scientific facts with imagination, humor, and active student participation.

pattysaurusPattysaurus, Diane’s original dinosaur story, is available on CD or digital download. These delightful stories highlight friendship, nature and a child who just can’t get enough dinosaurs. Fun for the whole family. Listen to samples of the story or purchase the album at: http://livingmyth.com/shop/audio/pattysaurus-and-other-tales/

 

May
6
Fri
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 6-8pm
Tower Hill Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday” a unique story and music journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Locations include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

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White Daffodils

May
7
Sat
Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday*

Two performances: Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 6-8pm
Tower Hill Member $25, Non-member $30
Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday” a unique story and music journey through the springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots. Locations include an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. The evening’s tales, music and songs are drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, it will be held in the Stoddard Education Center Theater.

Sign up for Diane’s email newsletter (in the upper left column) to be the first to know when tickets are available!

White Daffodils

May
11
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Framingham Garden Club - Wayland, MA
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Framingham Garden Club at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA, as part of their annual luncheon. This event is for garden club members only.

The Language of Flowers

In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them. The centerpiece of the performance is the Persian legend of the Nightingale and Rose. Diane’s original adaptation of this exotic legend follows the journey of the rose through the ages, weaving together the heartfelt myths that surround it.

Many other flowers are celebrated in this story and music event, including Native American myths and the mysterious “language of flowers” that was celebrated in Victorian times. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance has music throughout and features story melodies, songs and Celtic harp interludes. Diane’s humorous retelling of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady rounds out the program and answers the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

May
12
Thu
Water Wizards @ Notre Dame Children's Class, Wenham, MA
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane performs Water Wizards at Notre Dame Children’s Class in Wenham, MA. This will be Diane’s 16th time returning to Notre Dame in Wenham. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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!

May
16
Mon
Story Cafe: Hosted by Karen Chace @ TV9 Seekonk, MA
May 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diane will be a part of the cable series Story Cafe hosted by Karen Chace. The show will include 15 minutes of storytelling and 15 minutes of interview. Air date is to be determined, please check back for more information.

Jun
8
Wed
Diane performs in Washington DC at The Grapevine! @ Busboys and Poets Cafe
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Washington DC’s answer to the conversational and mythic art of storytelling THE GRAPEVINE SPOKEN WORD SERIES is co-hosted by storytellers Tim Livengood and Noa Baum. The Grapevine celebrates the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between!

A wonderful line up of tellers happening the Second Wednesday of every month.

Diane will be the featured teller June 8th, 2016
Check out The Grapevine on Facebook!

$10 suggested Donation
About the performance location, the Nicolás Guillén Room at BusBoys and Poets Takoma (please note there are several ‘BusBoys and Poets’ locations The Grapevine Spoken Word Series is at 234 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
(202) 726-0856

Busboys and Poets Takoma!

langston-hughes

Why the name?

Why the name? The name Busboys and Poets refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet.

Jun
17
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket information will be available soon through the Arnold Arboretum Website. Check back to this calendar or join Diane’s mailing list through the left-hand sidebar to be notified when tickets become available.

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along 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.

In The GrovesListen to an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jun
18
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA. Ticket information will be available soon through the Arnold Arboretum Website. Check back to this calendar or join Diane’s mailing list through the left-hand sidebar to be notified when tickets become available.

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along 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.

In The GrovesListen to an audio clip from In the Groves at our page for the In the Groves CD.

“It was one of the most moving storytelling nights I’ve experienced. It reawakened in me, and perhaps all of us there, a sense of the spirit in things.” – Storyteller, Jay O’Callahan

“I’ve heard this performance twice and can’t recommend it highly enough. It is magical, it is musical, it is beautiful, it is soulful, it is perfection.” Bambi Good, Brookline, MA

Jun
28
Tue
Game Time! @ Southborough Library, Southborough, MA
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Southborough LIbrary, in Southborough, MA. This is Diane’s second time appearing at this library. This event is free and open to the public.

Game Time!

The Tortoise and the Hair

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

Game Time! @ Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Bacon Free Library in Natick, MA. This is a repeat engagement. The event is free and open to the public.

Game Time!

game time!

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

Jul
20
Wed
Game Time! @ Levi-Haywood Memorial Library, Gardner, MA
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Levi-Heywood Memorial Library in Gardner, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Game Time!

The Tortoise and the Hair

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

Aug
4
Thu
Game Time! @ Taft Library, Mendon, MA
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Taft Library in Mendon, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Game Time!

The Tortoise and the Hair

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

This event is funded in full by the Mendon LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Game Time! @ Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown, MA
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown, MA. This event is free and open to the public.

Game Time!

The Tortoise and the Hair

No reader is a slowpoke when it comes to learning!

Game Time features three topsy-turvy summer reading adventures where nobody has their ‘game face’ on and everybody wins! Diane’s jazzy version of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ encourages going your own pace and coming out great in the end. We learn that no reader is a slow poke when it comes to learning! In ‘Kite’s Tail,’ an afternoon kite-flying game teaches a shy girl how to SINNNGGGG! There’s even more fun in the Hungarian story, ‘The Hide and Seek Princess.’ She has X-ray vision and will only marry the suitor she cannot find.

This event is funded in full by the Mendon LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Aug
8
Mon
Tales of Enchantment @ Abbott Learning Center, Wellesley, MA
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for preschoolers at Abbott Learning Center in Wellesley, MA. This is Diane’s 9th performance at the Abbott Learning Center! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales of Enchantment

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, Diane explores the oral tradition through Arthurian legends and ancient Irish tales such as the humorous Sir Gawain and Loathly Lady. Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.

Aug
24
Wed
Fireside Tales @ Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport, ME
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come gather around a cozy fire at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, ME. Diane will be the Inn’s featured storyteller for their Fireside Tales and will share a variety of stories including her original story/song “Freddie and the Loon from Maine.” The storytelling will end with s’mores around the bonfire. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained by one of New England’s favorite storytellers while experiencing the beauty of Newagen Inn’s surroundings!

Events- Fireside

Folks gathered for the fireside tales.

A campfire with an ocean view.