CALENDAR

Apr
24
Tue
Tales for the Earth @ Forestdale School, Malden, MA
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Title One welcomes Diane’s “Tales for the Earth” for a performance series in Malden, MA. This evening’s performance is held at Forestdale School for families, especially ages 5 and up. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories 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. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. 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.

Apr
25
Wed
Tales for the Earth @ Linden School, Malden, MA
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Title One welcomes Diane’s “Tales for the Earth” for a performance series in Malden, MA. This evening’s performance is held at Linden School for families, especially ages 5 and up. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories 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. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. 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.

Apr
28
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ Lakeview Family Fun Day & Early Childhood Fair, Lakeville, MA
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane brings her heartwarming seasonal performance of Welcome in the Spring to Lakeville, MA for the Family Fun Day and Early Childhood Fair. This event is tailored for families with children in infancy to age eight.

Welcome in the Spring

Welcome 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. Welcome in the Spring is the perfect accompaniment to this joyful season.

“What a perfect Welcome to the Spring your storytelling program was! The children loved each story and you captivated the entire audience with your charm.” Jeanne Hoffman, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA

 

Flora’s Holiday @ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Flora’s Holiday

A Celebration of Spring and Flowers at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Old mural of Flora Goddess of the Spring

Flora Goddess of the Spring

One performance! Saturday, April 28th, 6-8pmTickets: $25 members, $30 for non-members
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday,” a unique story and music performance that travels through the gardens and forest paths of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 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 including 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 performance is drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American legends and songs revealing the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. The event is designed for adults and an older family audience (twelve and above). Participants walk approximately one mile on trails and, sometimes, uneven terrain. Bring a cushion or light folding chair to sit on if you wish! The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors at Tower Hill’s Stoddard Theater.
Buy tickets early! Each performance is limited to an audience of 30.

White Daffodils

May
5
Sat
Keynote and Performance @ Granite State Story SWAP Festival, New Hampshire
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Granite State Story Swap
Featured Storyteller – Diane Edgecomb

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

Saturday, May 5, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

diane edgecomb - storyteller


Keynote:
“The Roots of Relationship: Storytelling and the Natural World”
Stories can illuminate the world of nature, holding it in the light in a very special way, enriching our lives and deepening our experience of the natural world. An awakening of compassion and fellow-feeling follows from these narrative journeys, whether they be mythic, folkloric, legendary or personal tale. Each way of telling casts a different light, reflecting and enabling relationships both age old and new that continue to evolve whenever we devote time and a place for them within our understanding.

Performance: Diane Edgecomb: The Salmon of Wisdom
A performance of nature-centric stories and songs with Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp. Celebrate the natural world with all of its profundity and joy – deepening stories of unusual encounters with the natural world.

About the Featured Speaker –
Winner of the first Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, Diane is known for her evocative narratives, unique characterizations and for the passion and depth of her work whether myth, folkloric tale or personal story.

Featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center and on NPR, Diane’s transformational telling style, in which she fully embodies the tale, brings listeners into the heart of every moment. A gifted singer as well as a storyteller, Diane often brings a weave of music to complement her telling.

Publisher’s Weekly stated, “Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!”

Program Details

bird sculptures near lake in New HampshireThe cost for the entire day is $25 ($15 for members) which includes:

  • breakfast & lunch
  • admission to the keynote address
  • eight story swap groups
  • two storytelling concerts
  • parking fee

The morning begins at 8:00 am with registration and breakfast followed by some announcements and the keynote address at 9:00 am. This is followed by your first chance to tell your own story in the story swap circle.

Then who can resist the “free” lunch provided to us by our sponsors and board members? What a great time to get together and talk story.

Since the beginning, the afternoon concerts with multiple tellers have been a highlight.

This year there will be a concert of storytellers presenting stories, followed by story swap circles and ending with the closing concert featuring Diane Edgecomb.

Anyone wishing to attend only Diane’s afternoon concert can do so for a fee of $10 (no member discount). You can purchase tickets for this concert below or at the door on the day of the concert.

Register Online for Granite State Story Swap

Register online to reserve your spot for the Granite State Story Swap and to purchase tickets for the event.

For more information, contact Lauretta Phillips at events@nhstorytelling.org or phone: 603-735-5965

The mission of the NHSA is to promote the oral tradition of storytelling in the community in all its forms: traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal, and therapeutic. Nurture family, community, and professional storytelling throughout New Hampshire.

May
8
Tue
Best Loved Stories @ Notre Dame Children's Class, Wenham, MA
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs her best loved stories for the young students of Notre Dame Children’s Class. Diane is donating this performance to Sisters Barbara Beauchamp, Sister Susan Raymo, and the children and families of Notre Dame Children’s Class in honor of the exceptional work they have done in educating young children. Diane has performed for the students of Notre Dame Children’s Class since 2005, and this performance will be Diane’s nineteenth visit. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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This beautiful children’s center run by Sister Barbara and Sister Susan is one of my favorite places to visit. The grounds are so welcoming, the children are happy, and the learning there is well-rounded. This is the last year of Notre Dame Children’s Class and I send Sister Barbara, Sister Susan, and their staff good wishes for all they have given over so many years.

 

May
9
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Hillside Village, West Boylston, MA
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Hillside Village Women’s Group at Hillside Village, West Boylston, MA. This event is for members only. If you wish to preview, please email us at dedge@livingmyth.com

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane Edgecomb (Story and song) and Margot Chamberlain (harp)

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
18
Fri
Tales for the Earth @ F.A. Cleveland Elementary School, Norwood, MA
May 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs “Tales for the Earth” for fourth and fifth grade students at F.A. Cleveland Elementary School. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories 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. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. Diane includes her story The Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. This piece inspires with its message of hope and advocacy. 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.

May
25
Fri
Insect Comedy @ Community Elementary School, Cumberland, RI
May 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Children join in for Diane’s Insect Comedy!

Diane returns to the Community School of Cumberland, RI with her interactive Insect Comedy for the second grade students. This will be Diane’s fourth time visiting the Community School. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

 

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Jun
1
Fri
Night Lights @ Portsmouth Naval Base, Kittery, ME
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Night Lights for the New England USO in Kittery, Maine at their family BBQ. There will be a delicious BBQ dinner, and crafts for all ages, followed by Diane’s performance. This is the fifth time Diane has been invited to perform for the USO. This is a private event for military personnel and their families, no preview is possible.

Night Lights

In Night Lights, entertaining stories of stars take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. These favorite tales and songs celebrate our starry skies and luminous planets as well as the magic of fireflies and the star-like treasure hidden inside of every apple. Participatory and fun for all ages, Night Lights is the perfect nighttime entertainment!

“Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn’t have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.” Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA

Jun
14
Thu
Midsummer Magic @ Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain perform their Midsummer Magic this June for Boston Public Library’s “Never Too Late” group! This event is free and open to all ages, but the performance is geared towards an adult audience. Please visit the Boston Public Library site for venue information and directions.

Midsummer Magic

 

Midsummer Magic is a story and music celebration of the Summer Solstice drawn from cultures around the world. This delightful and entertaining performance brings to life ancient legends of transformation, tree-spirits and fireflies. Midsummer Eve is traditionally a time of magic, a transitional moment in nature, when the fairy world can meet our own. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings us into a liminal world of twilight and beauty. This captivating event speaks of the deep meaning to be found in the natural world around us. The one-hour performance is suitable for adults and an older family audience.

The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air.” Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Jun
22
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Registration Coming Soon!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building 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 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 audio samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
23
Sat
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Registration Coming Soon!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building 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 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 audio samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
27
Wed
Join In! @ Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas, MA
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to Simon Fairfield Public Library for a performance of “Join In: Musical Tales from around the World!” This will be Diane’s fifth visit to Simon Fairfield Public Library to perform for families of Douglas, MA. This event is free and open to the public, and especially geared towards families with children four and up.

Join In: Musical Tales around the World!

Travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural stories and songs. Celebrate age-old narratives, animal characters and home-spun wisdom all the while learning songs in different languages 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

 

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

Jun
28
Thu
Rock Solid! @ North Adams Public Library, North Adams, MA
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid” to the North Adams Public Library in North Adams, MA! This performance joins families together for a shared experience this summer. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

This event is funded in part by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Jun
30
Sat
Rock Solid! @ Millville Free Public Library, Millville, MA
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the Millville Free Public Library for families of Millville, MA! The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

 

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

Jul
11
Wed
Rock Solid! @ Levi-Heywood Memorial Library, Gardner, MA
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the Levi-Heywood Memorial Library in Gardner, MA! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience inspired by the 2018 Summer Reading theme “Libraries Rock!” This will be Diane’s second time performing at the Levi-Heywood Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 978-632-5298 to inquire about registration.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

 

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

Jul
12
Thu
Rock Solid! @ Plympton Public Library, Plympton, MA
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid” to the Plympton Public Library in Plympton, MA! This performance joins a young family audience together for a shared experience inspired by the 2018 Summer Reading theme “Libraries Rock.” This will be Diane’s third time performing at the Plympton Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com. Please call the children’s room to see if sign-up is required at 781-585-4551.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

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

Jul
13
Fri
Insect Comedy @ Abbott Learning Center, Wellesley, MA
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane returns to the Abbott Learning Center in Wellesley, MA to perform her “Insect Comedy” for their preschool students. This is Diane’s tenth visit to the Abbott Learning Center.

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Jul
17
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Taft Public Library, Mendon, MA
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers at Taft Public Library in Mendon, MA. This event is free and open to the public, but please call the library at 508-473-3259 to register.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers celebrates flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found there. 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, including the delightful Native American story about the Dandelion. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, the performance features songs and Celtic harp interludes as well as entertaining pieces about the mysterious “Language of Flowers,” celebrated in Victorian times. Diane’s humorous retelling of the Arthurian legend of Dame Ragnelle rounds out the program while answering the age old question: What do Women Desire the Most in the World?

 

Jul
18
Wed
Rock Solid! @ Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to Millicent Library this summer for a performance of “Rock Solid!” in Fairhaven, MA! This show brings families with children 4 and above together for a shared experience around the Summer 2018 Reading theme “Libraries Rock!” The event is free and open to the public. For directions, please follow this link.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience alongside master storyteller Diane Edgecomb help solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

Digging Dinosaurs @ Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane is returning to the Whitman Public Library with her popular original dinosaur stories for families! This event is free and open to the public.

Digging Dinosaurs

Laughter in the AudienceThese popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor. Dinosaur lovers of all ages will enjoy the colorful posters, Dinosaur Sign-Language and participation that keeps audiences engaged and asking for MOOORE! Two original stories are included. Pattysaurus in which selfish Patty becomes so obsessed with her dinosaur collection that she turns into a gigantic sauropod herself and Egg Mountain in which the audience helps out on this surprise filled journey that leads to the discovery of Egg Mountain and Maiasaura, the first dinosaur known to care for its young. Based on current scientific discoveries, this piece educates as it entertains. View a short video trailer at this LINK!

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

“I wanted to thank you for both a wonderful performance of “Digging Dinos’ for our fundraiser, and for your shows at our elementary school. At the evening show I enjoyed watching the audience, who really didn’t know what to expect of a storyteller. They became mesmerized as you wove the tale for them. Rarely have I enjoyed a performance so much! Thank you for making our fundraiser a success and thank you for a great assembly program. I would highly recommend your performance to anyone; we look forward to your return to this area so we can once again enjoy your art!” Priscilla Gregory, Event Coordinator and President of PTO, Township of Warwick, Jamison, PA

 

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

Jul
19
Thu
Insect Comedy @ EcoTarium, Worcester, MA
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The EcoTarium welcomes Diane’s “Insect Comedy” as part of their Summer 2018 Performance Series “Nature Explore: LIVE!” This event is free with admission to the EcoTarium. In case of rain, the performance will be moved indoors.

Children join in for Diane’s Insect Comedy!

Insect Comedy

WalkingStickOpen up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends! Diane’s teaching tale, Kate’s Acorn, introduces us to a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede as we find out about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true stories about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. Then, in the Japanese folktale Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the Princess ponders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Hilarious renditions of the hapless suitors: Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth keep us laughing as we take a closer look at the wonderful world of insects. Bugs, bees n’ wiggly critters will never be the same again!

“From the Academy’s point of view, the storytelling could not have worked better as a public program. The stories you told, captivated and fascinated our audience. I was impressed that they would not let you leave the stage without an encore performance. Diane your storytelling is fantastic!” Linda Wolf, Public Programs Coordinator, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Rock Solid! @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid” to the Grafton Public Library in Grafton, MA! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience this summer. Diane has been performing for the Grafton Public Library community for over ten years. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

This event is funded by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Jul
21
Sat
Rock Solid! @ Carver Public Library, Carver, MA
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the Carver Public Library in Carver, MA! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience inspired by the 2018 Summer Reading theme “Libraries Rock!” This will be Diane’s second time performing at the Carver Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

 

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

Jul
25
Wed
Midsummer Magic @ Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain perform their Midsummer Magic this July at the Howland Public Library in Beacon, NY! This event is free and appropriate for an Adult audience. The performance complements Howland Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Theme for Adults – this year, the theme is Music!

Midsummer Magic

Midsummer Magic is a story and music celebration of the Summer Solstice drawn from cultures around the world. This delightful and entertaining performance brings to life ancient legends of transformation, tree-spirits and fireflies. Midsummer Eve is traditionally a time of magic, a transitional moment in nature, when the fairy world can meet our own. Accompanied by harper Margot Chamberlain, master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings us into a liminal world of twilight and beauty. This captivating event speaks of the deep meaning to be found in the natural world around us. The one-hour performance is suitable for adults and an older family audience.

The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air.” Director of programming, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Jul
26
Thu
Rock Solid! @ Worthington Library, Worthington, MA
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This summer Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the families of the Worthington Library in Worthington, MA! This will be Diane’s fifth time performing at the Worthington Library. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

 

This event is funded in part by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Jul
31
Tue
Rainforest Legends @ Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This summer Diane brings Rainforest Legends to families of Centerville Public Library in Centerville, MA. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Please email or call Youth Services Director Kristin Guay to sign up at kguay@clamsnet.org or 508-790-6220, ext. 106.

 

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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 and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey.

Rock Solid! @ Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, MA
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid” to Cape Cod today with an afternoon performance at Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street in Chatham MA. The performance is for ages four to forever and  is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

Aug
1
Wed
Rock Solid! @ Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, MA
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the Sandwich Public Library this summer! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience to complement the summer reading program. This will be Diane’s second time performing at the Sandwich Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

Aug
2
Thu
Rock Solid! @ Snow Library, Orleans, MA
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to Snow Library in Orleans, MA! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience this summer. This will be Diane’s seventh time performing at Snow Library. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

 

 

This event is funded in part by the LCC, a local agency administered by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Rock Solid! @ Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bourne, MA
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid” to the Jonathan Bourne Public Library in Bourne, MA! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience this summer. This will be Diane’s third time performing at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

Aug
6
Mon
Rock Solid! @ Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane is bringing “Rock Solid!” to the Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield, CT! This performance joins together families with children 4 and above for a shared experience celebrating the summer reading theme “Libraries Rock!” The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK SOLID!

A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,”  Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

 

Aug
9
Thu
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for families at Southeast Steuben County Library! This event is free and open to the public. Please call Southeast Steuben County Library at (607) 936-3713 for more information and sign-up.

Folktale 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. 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.

Sep
23
Sun
Native American Nature Tales @ Dighton Historical Society, Dighton, MA
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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The Dighton Historical Society located in the historic Winslow-Davis Museum in Dighton, MA invites Diane to perform “Native American Nature Tales” for families 5 and up. This event is free and open to the public. Please note: the exact location of the performance will be announced closer to the event! Stay tuned!!

 

 

 

Native American Nature Tales

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/blueeagle.gif 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.