CALENDAR

Oct
26
Thu
Once Upon A Halloween! @ Boxford Public Library, Boxford, MA
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Diane participates in Boxford Libraries annual costume gala and celebration with a wonderful program of funny/spooky tales and a cauldron the children even get to stir…

Once Upon A Halloween

DianeEgecomb-Halloween-ForWebWhat would Halloween be without some chillin’ tales for the spookiest time of the year? Once Upon A Halloween is a fun-filled, Halloween event – complete with a huge cauldron bubbling over with fog for the last dramatic story! This family program contains some old chestnuts as well as great new Halloween stories full of surprises. All tales are appropriate for family audiences and contain a well-rounded blend of suspense and humor.

“Thank you again for a wonderful Halloween performance. The children were engaged whether laughing or quivering! As everyone was leaving I heard nothing but praise and positive comments. You are a master of your craft!” Anne Vantram Children’s Librarian, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA

Diane's Halloween antics!

Diane’s Halloween antics!

 

 

Nov
1
Wed
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Winn Brook School Child Care, Belmont, MA
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane is bringing Folktale Superheroes Around the World to Winn Brook School Child Care for kindergarten through fourth grade students! This will be Diane’s fourth visit to Winn Brook School Child Care. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Nov
4
Sat
Digging Dinosaurs @ Medway Public Library, Medway, MA
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane will be bringing her popular original dinosaur stories to Medway Public Library for “Dinovember” celebration! This will be Diane’s 3rd time performing for children and families at the Medway Library.  This event is free and open to the public. Registration with Medway Library is suggested.

View a short video trailer at this LINK!

ABOUT DIGGING DINOSAURS:

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

CDs of Pattysaurus and Other Tales are available for purchase ~ Order Now!

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

 

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

Nov
7
Tue
The Magic Bird and Other Rainforest Tales @ The Adult Learning Center, New Bedford, MA
Nov 7 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Diane performs “Magic Bird and Other Rainforest Tales” for adult learners and their families at the Adult Learning Center in New Bedford, MA. This performance is Diane’s second visit to the center.

The Magic Bird and Other Rainforest Tales

rainforest legendsFrom the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, this performance brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of the rainforest. Legends tell why the Amazon Birds have feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey. Audiences love joining in with the songs and chants from many cultures.

 

 

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

Nov
8
Wed
Night Lights @ Butler Extended Day, Belmont, MA
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane is excited to return to the Butler Extended Day Program to perform Night Lights to children in kindergarten through first grade. This will be Diane’s eleventh visit to Butler Extended Day in Belmont, MA. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Night Lights

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In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant ‘night lights’ like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky…

Night Lights @ Butler Extended Day, Belmont, MA
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane is excited to return to the Butler Extended Day Program to perform Night Lights to children in second through fourth grade. This will be Diane’s eleventh visit to Butler Extended Day in Belmont, MA. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Night Lights

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In Night Lights, unusual star myths take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. The collection Diane has gathered teach about easily observed celestial phenomena like the origin of prominent constellations, and significant ‘night lights’ like Morning Star and North Star. Complemented by a humorous legend of the origin of fireflies, this program is well-rounded entertainment. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky…

Nov
9
Thu
Tall Fall Tales @ Notre Dame Children's Class, Wenham, MA
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs “Tall Fall Tales” for Notre Dame Children’s Class. This performance is Diane’s eighteenth visit to Notre Dame Children’s Class. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

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

Tall Fall Tales

Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class until a lesson from the neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a brave beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.

Praise for Tall Fall Tales:

“Diane, I finally wanted to share the positive reviews you got at Cook Hill. Only positive remarks on my feedback sheet, like: Very Engaging, Really Funny, Enjoyed by All Students (and teachers, btw), Very Age Appropriate. My daughter just came up with the “look up” song yesterday, once more. I will definitely leave a recommendation to whoever will do programs next year! Thank you again.”
Cook Hill PTO, Wallingford, CT

Nov
15
Wed
Tall Fall Tales @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane begins her storytelling residency at Worcester Arts Magnet School with a performance of “Tall Fall Tales” for kindergarten through first grade students.

Tall Fall Tales

Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class until a lesson from the neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a brave beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.

Praise for Tall Fall Tales:

“Diane, I finally wanted to share the positive reviews you got at Cook Hill. Only positive remarks on my feedback sheet, like: Very Engaging, Really Funny, Enjoyed by All Students (and teachers, btw), Very Age Appropriate. My daughter just came up with the “look up” song yesterday, once more. I will definitely leave a recommendation to whoever will do programs next year! Thank you again.”
Cook Hill PTO, Wallingford, CT

Native American Nature Tales @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane begins her storytelling residency at Worcester Arts Magnet School with a performance of “Native American Nature Tales” for second through fourth grade students.

Native American Nature Tales

http://www.livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/blueeagle.gif Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

Tall Fall Tales @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 15 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane begins her storytelling residency at Worcester Arts Magnet School with a performance of “Tall Fall Tales” for kindergarten through second grade students.

Tall Fall Tales

Tall Fall Tales brings alive the autumn world of nature with original stories and songs sure to delight both young and old. In the hilarious tale Plenty of Nuts, young Beatrice just cannot sit still in class until a lesson from the neighborhood squirrel helps her learn how to concentrate. Fall Fire, based on a Native American myth, tells how a brave beaver painted the trees with autumn’s fiery colors. Celebrate fall and New England with this enchanting seasonal performance.

Praise for Tall Fall Tales:

“Diane, I finally wanted to share the positive reviews you got at Cook Hill. Only positive remarks on my feedback sheet, like: Very Engaging, Really Funny, Enjoyed by All Students (and teachers, btw), Very Age Appropriate. My daughter just came up with the “look up” song yesterday, once more. I will definitely leave a recommendation to whoever will do programs next year! Thank you again.”
Cook Hill PTO, Wallingford, CT

Nov
16
Thu
Storytelling Residency @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 16 all-day

Worcester Arts Magnet School invites Diane for a residency to introduce their students to the art of storytelling. She will be working with all Worcester Arts Magnet School students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Nov
17
Fri
Storytelling Residency @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 17 all-day

Worcester Arts Magnet School invites Diane for a residency to introduce their students to the art of storytelling. She will be working with all Worcester Arts Magnet School students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Nov
20
Mon
Storytelling Residency @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 20 all-day

Worcester Arts Magnet School invites Diane for a residency to introduce their students to the art of storytelling. She will be working with all Worcester Arts Magnet School students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Nov
21
Tue
Storytelling Residency @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 21 all-day

Worcester Arts Magnet School invites Diane for a residency to introduce their students to the art of storytelling. She will be working with all Worcester Arts Magnet School students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Nov
24
Fri
Stone Soup @ Fiske Public Library, Wrentham, MA
Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane performs “Stone Soup & Other Heartwarming Tales” for children and their families at the Fiske Public Library in Wrentham, MA. This will be Diane’s third time performing at the Fiske Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the library or can be held for you by calling 508-384-5440!

Stone Soup! & Other Heartwarming Tales

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes, right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story. Diane has been a library favorite for over twenty years! Experience the wonder and build a better community one story at a time!

 

 

Nov
27
Mon
Storytelling Residency @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 27 all-day

Worcester Arts Magnet School invites Diane for a residency to introduce their students to the art of storytelling. She will be working with all Worcester Arts Magnet School students, from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Nov
28
Tue
Evening Performance @ Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester, MA
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane concludes her Worcester Arts Magnet School residency with an evening performance for students and their families.

Storytelling Residencies for Students

An approved artist educator on the roster of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Diane knows that an immersion in storytelling develops within each person clear and concrete communication skills. Her residencies stress vocal range and flexibility, active listening skills, visualization, and the ability to frame intangible feelings into physical and vocal language. These residencies skillfully develop young students’ expressive and imaginative abilities within the narrative form.

 

 

Dec
5
Tue
Rainforest Legends @ Arlington After-School Program at Hardy Elementary School, Arlington, MA
Dec 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Diane performs Rainforest Legends for kindergarten through 5th graders at Hardy Elementary School for the Arlington After-School Program. This will be Diane’s second performance for the Arlington After-School Program at Hardy Elementary School! If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Rainforest LegendsRainforest Legends

From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands. Legends tell how the Amazon Birds grew feathers as brilliant as the colors of the rainbow and how Jabuti the tortoise tricked the Amazon monster Kibungo into sparing the lives of three-toed frog, jaguar and monkey.

Dec
7
Thu
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Great Oak School, Danvers, MA
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:25 am

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for kindergarten through second grade students at Great Oak School for Family Literacy Month. This will be Diane’s second visit to Great Oak Elementary School. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Great Oak School, Danvers, MA
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for third through fifth grade students at Great Oak School for Family Literacy Month. This will be Diane’s second visit to Great Oak Elementary School. If you wish to preview, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

Dec
23
Sat
Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb, harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a special one-hour matinee of the Winter Solstice in Story and Song at the Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA. The event starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults with special ticket pricing of $15 for ages 7-16. A brief gathering with free seasonal refreshments will be served after the performance.

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Story 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.

Feb
19
Mon
Night Lights @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes back Diane as part of their “Art of Peace” February Vacation Week programming. Diane will be performing Night Lights for families at 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Alfond Auditorium. The performances are 30 minutes each and suggested for ages 4 and above. February Vacation Week programs are included in the cost of museum admission. Don’t miss her other interactive storytelling programs for February Vacation Week on Wednesday, February 21st and Friday, February 23rd!

Night Lights

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Enjoy music and the magic of the night sky as master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life favorite starry legends. This participatory performance features beautiful legends about the many “stars” that spontaneously appear in nature. The delightful story of “The Old Apple Tree,” the Estonian legend of how the Milky Way began and a sweet story about a young child’s love of Fireflies complete this heavenly journey.

Feb
21
Wed
Lord of the Cranes @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes back Diane as part of their “Art of Peace” February Vacation Week programming. Diane will be performing Lord of the Cranes for families at 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Alfond Auditorium. The performances are 30 minutes each and suggested for ages 4 and above. February Vacation Week programs are included in the cost of museum admission. Don’t miss her other interactive storytelling programs for February Vacation Week on Monday, February 19th and Friday, February 23rd!

Lord of the Cranes

Span the Globe with these two stories and their messages of peace. When Tian, the Chinese Lord of the Cranes, hears of a beggar left to starve he soars down to earth on the back of the largest crane to test humankind. Volunteers help by participating in a Crane Dance and then the whole audience joins in with the next Native American story that tells why the whales were given the great gift of the “Pipe of Peace.”

Feb
23
Fri
Tales of Enchantment @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes back Diane as part of their “Art of Peace” February Vacation Week programming. Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for families at 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Alfond Auditorium. The performances are 30 minutes each and suggested for ages 4 and above. February Vacation Week programs are included in the cost of museum admission. Don’t miss her other interactive storytelling programs for February Vacation Week on Monday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 21st!

Tales of Enchantment

Warm up your hearts and your imagination with these wintertime tales of magic and fun. Stories include the classic Grimm’s fairytale of Snow White and Rose Red as well as Diane’s original story “Plenty of Nuts” in which Beatrice, a young girl, just cannot sit still. Fortunately, “Happily ever after” is the peaceful ending to every adventure. Don’t miss this delightful family event from one of New England’s favorite tellers.

 

Mar
11
Sun
Fairy Legends of Ireland @ Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane and Margot are bringing “Fairy Legends of Ireland” to Duxbury Free Library! This intergenerational performance joins together seniors and families with children 6 and above for a shared experience of Irish stories and songs leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. This will be Diane’s fourth time performing at the Duxbury Free Library. The event is free and open to the public. Sign-up is suggested at the library or online.

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

 

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

 

Apr
4
Wed
Tales for the Earth @ Ferryway School, Malden, MA
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

Apr
10
Tue
Tales for the Earth @ Salemwood School, Malden, MA
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

Apr
11
Wed
Tales for the Earth @ Beebe School, Malden, MA
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

Apr
23
Mon
Tales for the Earth @ F.A. Cleveland Elementary School, Norwood, MA
Apr 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

Tales for the Earth @ F.A. Cleveland Elementary School, Norwood, MA
Apr 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. Diane includes her story The Boy Who Loved the Swamp, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who saves his favorite nature spot from development. This piece inspires with its message of hope and advocacy. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

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

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

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

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

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthTales for the Earth is a celebration of Nature and all the simple things we can do to help. This beloved performance is both educational and entertaining, exploring topics such as water conservation, recycling and the wonder of the creatures all around us through involving and participatory narratives. Stories include: What Now, Cloacina?, Diane’s hilarious water conservation story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her pond. The Tailor! a participatory folktale that has us all telling the story by the end and a contemporary story about a child’s encounter with fireflies. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can create a difference.

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

Granite State Story Swap
Featured Speaker – Diane Edgecomb

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

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

Held at the beautiful: Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Boulevard
Odiorne Point State Park
Rye, NH

diane edgecomb - storyteller


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

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

About the Featured Speaker –

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

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

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

Program Details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotel Information

Comfort Inn Portsmouth
1190 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-433-3338

Guests may call the hotel directly to secure their own reservations, and are responsible for their own room payment. The discounted room rate is TBA per room per night for one or two adults, one or two queen size beds.

There is an extra charge for more than two adults. Children stay free.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Hot breakfast buffet, 6-10 am each day, with sausage, eggs, fresh whole fruits, make-your-own waffles, yogurt, juices and more
  • All rooms have fridges, microwaves and free WiFi
  • 50′ indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center

Register Online for Granite State Story Swap

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

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

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

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

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

Children join in for Diane’s Insect Comedy!

Insect Comedy

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

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

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

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

Folktale Superheroes Around the World

Superheroes Around the World

What do China, Africa and South America all have in common? Superheroes!!!

Long before the Superheroes of today, people all over the world used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about creatures and people with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures a leopard, hornets and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest! He saves the other rainforest animals from a giant monster while teaching the audience how to dance and sing. Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.