CALENDAR

Mar
10
Tue
Tales for the Earth @ Shaw Memorial Elementary School, Millbury,MA
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for 5th grade students at Shaw Memorial Elementary School in Millbury, MA. This will be Diane’s 11th visit to the school!

Tales for the Earth
earth

This 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. Depending on the age-range 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.

“Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic “art.” Thank you for coming!” ~Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society

A Fire in My Heart @ Shaw Memorial Elementary School, Millbury,MA
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane performs A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales for 6th graders at Shaw Memorial Elementary School in Millbury, MA. This will be Diane’s 11th time performing at the school!

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales

Diane Leads Kurdish Dance with StudentsImmerse yourself in the world of the Kurds of the Middle East with this lively and interactive performance. Entertaining Kurdish folktales from Diane’s book: A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Tales will alternate with colorful slides, music and anecdotes of her time visiting with shepherds in remote villages. Favorite tales include The Lie: the story of a funny tall-tale contest between a feisty nephew and his uncle, Fatima: the beautiful Kurdish Cinderella story, as well as tales of how the moon and Milky Way came to be. Traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture.

Praise for A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales

Diane is a gifted storyteller sharing fascinating tales from the Kurdish people. She has a wonderful stage presence and beautiful voice. We most appreciated all of the interactive elements she prepared. It was a pleasure working with Diane and hope to have another opportunity in the future.” Wendy Dodek, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

“How fun and exciting to have you visit Pine Point School! And, I have to tell you that I have heard such wonderful comments since the assembly. You inspired questions and comments all over campus and you were a hit with both students and faculty alike. Diane, I am in awe of your courage, and can’t thank you enough for sharing your stories with us. Sandy Pereira, Cultural Enrichment, Pine Point School, CT

Mar
12
Thu
Native American Nature Tales @ Shaw Memorial Elementary School, Millbury,MA
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales with fourth grade students at Shaw Memorial Elementary School in Millbury, MA. A favorite performer for the school she has been brought to Shaw Memorial every year for ten straight years! To preview 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
14
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ Cambridge Winter Farmer's Market, Cambridge, MA
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring at the Cambridge Winter Farmer’s Market! This show is fun for all ages, and will be a great addition to your farmer’s market trip. Fit a lovely, interactive nature show along with great local goodies into your produce bag!

Farmer's MarketLast year, when Diane told these Spring stories at this Farmer’s Market, the vendors gave her some of their delicious local goods as barter for her telling… 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! It was a great day!

 

Mar
17
Tue
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Holliston Public Library, Holliston, MA
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FAIRY LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

There is plenty of laughter and delight in this animated retelling of Ireland’s best-loved gems including Irish favorites like Gilly Blackfoot where a young lad’s aversion to washinDianeEdgecombAccompaniedByMargotChamberlain-PhotoByStephenCicco-ForWebg his feet causes him to fall in with a fairy band. Cloaks of invisibility and magic spells abound as hapless Gilly sets out to help free the Princess of France. Known for her vivid comedic style, Diane brings delight to her interpretations of these classic Irish favorites. This performance is accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture in style with this captivating event.

Storyteller Wows Millicent Crowd: “Unfolded with zest and humor, the story captivated the audience which scarcely moved in the course of its telling. Proof, if any such were needed, that storytelling is as vital as ever, and is in good company in the presence of Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlain.” ~ The Advocate, Fairhaven, MA

Mar
21
Sat
Tales of Enchantment @ Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Tales of Enchantment at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up. This event is part of Cary Memorial Library’s “Lexington Community Fairytale Reads” March program, focusing on fairy tales and the stories we share.

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.

Tickets are required for this event and will be available for purchase at 7:30pm on Monday, March 9th; please call 781-862-6288 to reserve your tickets.

Cary Memorial Library is located at 1874 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington, MA.

Mar
25
Wed
Join In @ Butler Extended Day Program, Belmont, MA
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs Join In for 2nd through 4th grade students at the Butler Extended Day Program in Belmont, MA. She has been invited back to perform again for the 11th time! If you wish to preview, 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

Join In @ Butler Extended Day Program, Belmont, MA
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Join In for 2nd through 4th grade students at the Butler Extended Day Program in Belmont, MA. She has been invited back to perform again for the 11th time! If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/wearetheworld.jpg

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
27
Fri
Welcome in the Spring @ Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA
Mar 27 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for preschoolers and their families at the Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA. She has been invited back to perform at the school again for the fifth time! If you wish to preview, please contact 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.

“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

Mar
31
Tue
Insect Comedy @ New Hartford Elementary School, New Hartford Connecticut
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for Kindergarten through 2nd graders at New Hartford Elementary School in New Hartford, CT. Returning to the school for the second time. If you wish to preview this event, please email 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

Insect Comedy @ Bakerville Consolidated School, New Hartford Connecticut
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:20 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for Kindergarten through 2nd graders at the Bakerville Consolidated School in New Hartford, CT. She is excited to return to the school for the second time. If you wish to preview this event, please email 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

Native American Nature Tales @ Ann Antolini School, New Hartford, CT
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales with third and fourth grade students at Ann Antolini School in New Hartford, CT. She is excited to return to the school for the second time! To preview 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

Storytelling Legends @ Ann Antolini School, New Hartford, CT
Mar 31 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Diane shares Storytelling Legends with fifth grade students at Ann Antolini School in New Hartford, CT.  Returning to the school for the second time! To preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

STORYTELLING LEGENDS

diane2Legends from two very different cultures show how folktales were designed to teach important lessons about how to live in this world. The performance begins with an eerie story from the Nicaraguan rainforest, Voice of the Dar, which tells how two invisible hunters came to haunt the rainforest. This story, which tells of some of the first encounters between the native tribes and European traders, contains lessons we also teach our youth today. The program culminates with Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady, an Arthurian legend that teaches about women’s rights in a delightfully roundabout way!

“Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories.” Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick, PA

Apr
10
Fri
Welcome in the Spring @ Newman Elementary School, Needham, MA
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for kindergarten students at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, MA. She has been invited back to perform again after a great show last year. If you wish to preview, please contact 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.

Welcome in the Spring @ Newman Elementary School, Needham, MA
Apr 10 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for kindergarten students at the Newman Elementary School in Needham, MA. She has been invited back to perform again after a great show last year. If you wish to preview, please contact 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
17
Fri
A Fire in My Heart @ Major Edwards Elementary, West Boylston, MA
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Diane performs A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Major Edwards Elementary School in West Boylston, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales

Diane Leads Kurdish Dance with Students

Immerse yourself in the world of the Kurds of the Middle East with this lively and interactive performance. Entertaining Kurdish folktales from Diane’s book: A Fire In My Heart: Kurdish Tales will alternate with colorful slides, music and anecdotes of her time visiting with shepherds in remote villages. Favorite tales include The Lie: the story of a funny tall-tale contest between a feisty nephew and his uncle, Fatima: the beautiful Kurdish Cinderella story, as well as tales of how the moon and Milky Way came to be. Traditional dress and dance round out our exploration of this little known culture.

 

Around the World Folktales @ Major Edwards Elementary, West Boylston, MA
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Diane performs Around the World Folktales for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders at Major Edwards Elementary School in West Boylston, MA. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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 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
27
Mon
Insect Comedy @ Roger E. Wellington School, Belmont, MA
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Diane performs Insect Comedy for 1st graders at Roger E. Wellington School in Belmont, MA. This is a repeat engagement for 12 years running!! If you wish to preview this event, please email 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

Apr
30
Thu
Tales for the Earth @ Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School, Lexington, MA
Apr 30 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for early elementary school students at Lextended Day Program at Estabrook School in Lexington, MA. This is a repeat performance for four years running! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth
earth

This 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. Depending on the age-range 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.

“Diane- Thank you for adding your magic to our Earth Day celebration this past weekend. We had over 1100 happy visitors that day, which is wonderful. You were so amazing with your messages and your dramatic “art.” Thank you for coming!” ~Bonnie Drexler, New England Wildflower Society

May
14
Thu
Welcome in the Spring @ Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for families at the Chelsea Public Library, in Chelsea, MA. This event is perfect for families with children ages 4 and up, and is free and open to the public. PJ’s are encouraged and refreshments will be served after the event!

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.

Jun
5
Fri
Everyday Heroes @ Salem School in Salem, CT
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Diane performs Everyday Heroes for Pre-K through 2nd graders at Salem School in Salem, CT. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Everyday Heroes!

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Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

Superheroes Around the World @ Salem School in Salem, CT
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane performs Superheroes Around the World for 3rd through 5th graders at Salem School in Salem, CT. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Superheroes Around the World

superkids-02, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a storyWhat do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Storytelling Legends @ Salem School in Salem, CT
Jun 5 @ 11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Diane shares Storytelling Legends with 6th through 8th grade students at Salem School in Salem, CT. To preview please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

STORYTELLING LEGENDS

Diane Edgecomb - Storyteller, Author, Theatre ArtistLegends from two very different cultures show how folktales were designed to teach important lessons about how to live in this world. The performance begins with an eerie story from the Nicaraguan rainforest, Voice of the Dar, which tells how two invisible hunters came to haunt the rainforest. This story, which tells of some of the first encounters between the native tribes and European traders, contains lessons we also teach our youth today. The program culminates with Diane’s humorous adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady, an Arthurian legend that teaches about women’s rights in a delightfully roundabout way!

“Our storytelling assembly for the 5th and 6th graders was one of the best hours we have enjoyed in many years. Even our most reluctant listeners were involved. Thank you for exposing all of us to the pleasure and excitement of listening to stories.” Rosemary Carr, 6th grade teacher, Warwick Elementary School, Warwick, PA

Jun
25
Thu
Everyday Heroes @ Plympton Public Library, Plympton, MA
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Plympton Public Library in Plympton, MA to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a story

Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Plympton Public Library is located at 248 Main St. in Plympton, MA

Jun
29
Mon
Everyday Heroes @ Cushman Library, Bernardston, MA
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane will be visiting the Cushman Library in Bernardston, MA to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a story

Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

The Cushman Library is located on 28 Church St in Bernardston, MA 01337.

This even is funded in part by the Local Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Jul
8
Wed
Everyday Heroes @ Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas, MA
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Everyday Heroes at the Simon Fairfield Public Library on July 8, 2015. This show is a part of her Summer Reading Programming, which complements the 2015 Summer Reading program theme “Every Hero has a Story”. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Everyday Heroes

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a storyCelebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

 

Diane’s Summer Reading programs have been gaining in popularity all over the Northeast – she has been invited to perform at over 240 Massachusetts Libraries.

Families of all ages enjoy Diane’s Summer Reading performances!

Jul
9
Thu
Everyday Heroes @ Utica Public Library, Utica, NY
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane returns to the Utica Public Library in Utica, NY to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a story

Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

The Utica Public Library is located on 303 Genesee Street in Utica, NY 13501.

Jul
14
Tue
Superheroes Around The World @ East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA
Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane returns to the East Bridgewater Library to perform Superheroes Around The World. For family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

A favorite performer at East Bridgewater Library, Diane has been brought in to perform over ten times!

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

This event is free and open to the public. Please check with the library to see if sign-up is required by calling (508) 378-1616 ext. 103.

East Bridgewater Library is located at 32 Union St in East Bridgewater, MA.

Jul
16
Thu
Everyday Heroes @ Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

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Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

Attendance is free–tickets are required for the performance and will be available at 7pm on July 6th, in person or over the phone at 781-862-6288,

The Cary Memorial Library is located on 1874 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington, MA 02420.

Superheroes Around the World @ Malden Public Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane returns to the Malden Public Library to perform Superheroes Around The World. For family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Superheroes Around the World

superkids-02, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a storyWhat do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

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

Jul
17
Fri
Everyday Heroes @ Groton Public Library, Groton, MA
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Groton Public Library in Groton, MA to perform Everyday Heroes; for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Everyday Heroes!

superkids-01, summer reading program, diane edgecomb, library summer reading, every hero has a story

Celebrate the hero in every child with these fun-loving tales and songs. Through these interactive and entertaining pieces we learn about all the important ways young people make a difference in our world. What does it take to be a hero? Good qualities that everyone can embody. Small acts of kindness DO COUNT! Start and end your day as an EVERYDAY HERO inspired by this charming summer reading entertainment.

The Groton Public Library is located on 99 Main Street in Groton, MA 01450.

Jul
29
Wed
Flora’s Holiday @ Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Historic Strawberry Banke Museum

Diane and Margot perform Flora’s Holiday for the Herb Society of America Northeast Seacoast Unit, at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.  Open to a family audience ages eight and up. View Diane and Margot’s other story and music events for Garden Clubs by visiting www.livingmyth.com/gardens.

Flora’s Holiday!

rose - salmon elizabeth park by Ginny MazurFlora’s Holiday! is a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. The centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follows the journey of the Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower.  The performance also features a rich harp medley of flower related tunes from around the world. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind.

“I want to thank you for bringing your performance to our Wellfleet Gardeners meeting. Your music and storytelling were beautifully done and everyone enjoyed your presentation. I loved the storytelling and was happy to know that other people responded in a similar way. Thanks and we all hope to see you again.” – Judith Dalmas, President, Wellfleet Gardeners.

Aug
10
Mon
Superheroes Around The World @ Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield MA
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane returns to the Topsfield Town Library, in Topsfield MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multicultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

This event is free and open to the public.

Aug
12
Wed
Superheroes Around The World @ Porter Memorial Library, Blandford, MA
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Porter Memorial Library in Blandford, MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

Superheroes Around The World

What do China, the Middle East, Europe and South America all have in common? The people there tell folktales about young superheroes with amazing powers! Sometimes the heroes fly or have the power to make everyone laugh and sometimes they just use their wits to defeat a strong giant. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales sure to delight a varied family audience ages four and up.

Event is free and open to the public.

Lcc logoThis event is funded in full by the Blandford Local Cultural Council, a local agency administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.