CALENDAR

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

Click here to Register for the Event!

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 or light portable stool 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.

Register for the Event!

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

Click here to Register for the Event!

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 or light portable stool 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.

Register for the Event!

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
14
Sat
Embody Your Story – a two session workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sign up for Embody Your Story: May 14th and May 21st 10:30- 12:00 noon

Get the stiffness out of your telling and the playfulness back in with ‘embodied storytelling’ a delightful body-based approach. When you embody a story, your physicality is as full a partner as your imagination and your voice. Weave into your narrative arc the world of the story and the body-based experiences of your characters and find surprising moments, new insights and organic rhythms enriching your work. Embodiment opens the door to storytelling’s ancient, transformational magic.

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Class with Students

Bring a short and simple folkloric tale, an Aesop fable would be perfect! (No personal stories at this time.)

The cost is $55 and includes both sessions!

Sign up through Eventbrite!

Workshops will be held at the Dancing Tree Story Workshop at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham.

 

May
21
Sat
Embody Your Story – a two session workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sign up for Embody Your Story: May 14th and May 21st 10:30- 12:00 noon

Get the stiffness out of your telling and the playfulness back in with ‘embodied storytelling’ a delightful body-based approach. When you embody a story, your physicality is as full a partner as your imagination and your voice. Weave into your narrative arc the world of the story and the body-based experiences of your characters and find surprising moments, new insights and organic rhythms enriching your work. Embodiment opens the door to storytelling’s ancient, transformational magic.

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Class with Students

Bring a short and simple folkloric tale, an Aesop fable would be perfect! (No personal stories at this time.)

The cost is $55 and includes both sessions!

Sign up through Eventbrite!

Workshops will be held at the Dancing Tree Story Workshop at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham.

 

May
23
Mon
Story Cafe: Hosted by Karen Chace @ TV9 Seekonk, MA
May 23 @ 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.

May
25
Wed
Tales for the Earth @ Horace Mann School, Melrose, MA
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Diane visits the Horace Mann School in Melrose, MA to perform Tales for the Earth for Kindergarten through 3rd 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.

Jun
3
Fri
Rainforest Legends @ Roger E. Wellington School, Belmont, MA
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane returns again to the Wellington School in Belmont, MA to perform Rainforest Legends for first grade students. This is her 13th time performing for students at the school!

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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.

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!

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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
She will be presenting “Midsummer Magic” stories, songs and legends that celebrate this most magical time of year. She will be accompanied by Matthew Megan on guitar.

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!

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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.

Click here to Register for this Event!

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.

Click here to Register for this Event!

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
24
Fri
Game Time! @ Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Lynnfield Public Library in Lynnfield, 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.

Jun
27
Mon
Game Time! to complement Summer Reading 2016 @ Norwell Public Library, Norwell, MA
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane will be the featured performer at Norwell Library’s Summer Reading 2016 Kick-off event! This event is sponsored by the Norwell Local Cultural Council which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council a State agency. Lcc logo

Summer Reading 2016: On your mark, Get Set, Read!

GAME TIME!! with award-winning storyteller: Diane Edgecomb

Summer Reading 2016: The Tortoise and the Hare - Game Time!

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.

Oracle award-winning teller Diane Edgecomb has crafted these summer reading stories to give us the best perspective on how to play the game. Be YOURSELF – First, Last and Foremost! Game-time has never been so much fun!

Here is what others have said about Diane’s Programs:

“The best thing about great storytellers is that they can get their audience to imagine so much with so little. Your performance at the Seekonk Library was nothing short of spectacular. I spotted a young boy I knew sitting on the floor, staring at you, with a big smile on his face, just glued to your story! That’s the kind of reaction we love.”
~Mary Ellen Siniak, Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Seekonk Public Library

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
5
Tue
Game Time! to complement Summer Reading 2016 @ West Roxbury Public Library, West Roxbury, MA
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane will be the featured performer at West Roxbury Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 Kick-off event!

Summer Reading 2016: On your mark, Get Set, Read!

GAME TIME!! with award-winning storyteller: Diane Edgecomb

Summer Reading 2016: The Tortoise and the Hare - Game Time!

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.

Oracle award-winning teller Diane Edgecomb has crafted these summer reading stories to give us the best perspective on how to play the game. Be YOURSELF – First, Last and Foremost! Game-time has never been so much fun!

Here is what others have said about Diane’s Programs:

“The best thing about great storytellers is that they can get their audience to imagine so much with so little. Your performance at the Seekonk Library was nothing short of spectacular. I spotted a young boy I knew sitting on the floor, staring at you, with a big smile on his face, just glued to your story! That’s the kind of reaction we love.”
~Mary Ellen Siniak, Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Seekonk Public Library

Jul
6
Wed
Game Time! @ Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield, MA
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Chesterfield Library in Chesterfield, 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.

Game Time! for Summer Reading 2016 @ Huntington Public Library, Huntington, MA
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Huntington Library, Huntington, 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!

Jul
8
Fri
Game Time! @ Hyde Park Branch Library, Hyde Park, MA
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 5 and up) at the Hyde Park Branch Library in Hyde Park, MA. This event is free and open to the public. This will be Diane’s third time performing for the Hyde Park Library!

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.

Jul
10
Sun
Insect Comedy @ the “Great Hill South” in Central Park, NYC @ Central Park Conservancy at Peter Sharp Children's Glade
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Diane Performs Insect Comedy at the Great Hill in Central Park, New York, NY as part of the Family Performance Festival. This event is open to the public.

Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade

INSECT COMEDY!

See the world of BUGS in a whole new way with Diane’s fun-filled stories. In her original tale, Kate’s Acorn, we meet a fast-talking earthworm, pill bug, and centipede all the while learning about the importance of soil creatures in the life cycle of plants. This creative tale is complemented by Diane’s true anecdotes about her encounters with Monarch Butterflies. In the lighthearted Japanese folktale, Princess Firefly, entertaining facts are served up along with plenty of silliness as the young Princess wonders, “Who will be the bug that I will love?” Mr. Mosquito, Mr. Gnat and Felonious Moth all try their luck, keeping 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!

Jul
12
Tue
Teller in Residence @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
13
Wed
Teller in Residence @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
14
Thu
Teller in Residence @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
15
Fri
Teller in Residence @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
16
Sat
Teller in Residence @ International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.

Jul
22
Fri
Embody Your Story workshop @ National Storytelling Network Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

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Diane will present her workshop “Embody Your Story” at the National Storytelling Network’s annual conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Storytelling Network is the leading advocate for storytelling and its uses through its conferences, workshops and outreach. It’s new home is housed in the newly founded Story Center at the Mid-Continent Library System, Kansas City Missouri.

Jul
29
Fri
Game Time! @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Grafton Public Library Gazebo in the Park, in Grafton, MA. Diane’s performance will be part of the Grafton Public Library’s “Summer Stories in the Park” event series. This will be Diane’s 5th time performing for the Grafton Community. 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 Grafton LCC, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Aug
2
Tue
Game Time! @ Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall, NY
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Cornwall Public Library in Cornwall, NY. 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.

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
10
Wed
Favorite Nature Tales @ Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane performs Favorite Nature Tales for family audiences at the Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch. The performance is open to all AMC guests.

Favorite Nature Tales

The perfect entertainment for all ages, this high-energy performance by New England favorite Diane Edgecomb brings nature alive. From talking earthworms, sassy Mosquitos and beautiful star myths to her rhyming tale about a New York Cabbie whose search for wild things lands him in the woods with an irate Mainer, Diane keeps us laughing as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

A New England favorite for over 25 years Diane has been recognized nationally as a leader in linking storytelling with nature and environmental topics. She is a winner of the National Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Find out why Publisher’s weekly called Diane “an entire cast rolled into one… A virtuoso of the spoken word.”

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Aug
11
Thu
Favorite Nature Tales @ Joe Dodge Lodge, AMC Pinkham Notch, White Mountains, NH
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane performs Favorite Nature Tales at the Joe Dodge Lodge – AMC Pinkham Notch White Mountains in NH. The performance is open to all AMC guests as well as the general public! Come on over! Good stories to be had!

Favorite Nature Tales

The perfect entertainment for all ages, this high-energy performance by New England favorite Diane Edgecomb brings nature alive. From talking earthworms, sassy Mosquitos and beautiful star myths to her rhyming tale about a New York Cabbie whose search for wild things lands him in the woods with an irate Mainer, Diane keeps us laughing as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

A New England favorite for over 25 years Diane has been recognized nationally as a leader in linking storytelling with nature and environmental topics. She is a winner of the National Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Find out why Publisher’s weekly called Diane “an entire cast rolled into one… A virtuoso of the spoken word.”

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Aug
16
Tue
Game Time! @ Port Jervis Library, Port Jervis NY
Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Diane performs Game Time! for a family audience (ages 4 and up) at the Drew United Methodist Church in Jervis, NY for summer reading participants at the Port Jervis Free 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.

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!

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Folks gathered for the fireside tales.

A campfire with an ocean view.

Dec
16
Fri
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on December 16th and 17th. The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

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wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, brings to life a variety of ancient tales revealing the deep meanings behind winter holiday traditions. Featured pieces include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” Lovely instrumental melodies, evoking the warmth of the season, round out the event.

Traditional refreshments, including a Wassail Bowl, will be served at intermission in the Loring-Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room.

Parking: There is ample non-restricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

Dec
17
Sat
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on December 16th and 17th. The event begins at 8pm / Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar to be the first to know when tickets are available!

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with evergreen myths, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, brings to life a variety of ancient tales revealing the deep meanings behind winter holiday traditions. Featured pieces include the beautiful Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” humorous English Wassail traditions, and the poignant Greek legend “The Coming of the Days of Peace.” Lovely instrumental melodies, evoking the warmth of the season, round out the event.

Traditional refreshments, including a Wassail Bowl, will be served at intermission in the Loring-Greenough House’s elegant eighteenth century dining room.

Parking: There is ample non-restricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

Dec
18
Sun
Winter Solstice in Legend and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Diane, harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a special one-hour performance of Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, at Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA. Starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. A brief gathering with seasonal refreshments will be available after the performance.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Legend and Song 

This hour-long story and music event features Diane’s most popular Solstice tales, from the “Legend of the Mistletoe” to a traditional Wassail story where the whole audience joins in. Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan round out the event with songs, music and sing-alongs on harp, synthesizer and guitar. Appropriate for adults and a family audience ages seven and up.