CALENDAR

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

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

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

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference

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

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

Nature Myths: Sourcing Meaning in the Natural World

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

About Diane Edgecomb:

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

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

Flora’s Holiday*

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

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White Daffodils

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

Flora’s Holiday*

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

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

White Daffodils

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

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

The Language of Flowers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Busboys and Poets Takoma!

langston-hughes

Why the name?

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

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

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

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

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

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

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

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

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

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer Solstice

Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music along the way. As twilight descends, the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. This annual event is appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The journey will be approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added.

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

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

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

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

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

Events- Fireside

Folks gathered for the fireside tales.

A campfire with an ocean view.