CALENDAR

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
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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
13
Wed
Welcome in the Spring @ Elmwood School in Hopkinton, MA
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane tells original folkloric stories for 3rd grade students and their parents as part of Elmwood School’s 3rd grade literacy night. Stories will be drawn from her Celebrate the Season show: Welcome in the Spring.

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.

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
17
Wed
Insect Comedy @ Orleans Elementary School, Orleans, MA
Jun 17 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am

Diane returns to Orleans Elementary School in Orleans, MA to perform Insect Comedy for Kindergarten through 2nd Graders. 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 @ Orleans Elementary School, Orleans, MA
Jun 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am

Diane returns to Orleans Elementary School in Orleans, MA to perform Insect Comedy for 3rd through 5th Graders. 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

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!

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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.

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!

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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.

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
6
Mon
Tales of Enchantment @ Abbott Learning Center in Wellesley, MA
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for preschool children at the Abbott Learning Center. She is returning to the school for the eighth time! If you wish to preview, please contact 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.

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!

Superheroes Around The World @ Moore Memorial Library, Greene, NY
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Diane returns to the Moore Memorial Library in Greene, NY to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

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.

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!

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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.

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
15
Wed
Superheroes Around The World @ Bancroft Memorial Library in Hopedale, MA
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane returns to the Bancroft Memorial Library in Hopedale, 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. To sign up please contact Elaine Kraimer at 508-634-2209 or ekraimer@cwmars.org.

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 in Malden, MA
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!

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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.

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.

Everyday Heroes @ Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane returns to the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact the Children’s Room at 978-623-8401 x39 to see if sign-up is required.

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.

Aug
13
Thu
Superheroes Around The World @ The Worthinton Library - Worthington, MA
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane returns to the Worthington Library in Worthington, MA to perform Superheroes Around The World for family audiences, especially ages 4 and up. This event is free and open to the public.

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.