CALENDAR

Mar
28
Tue
Native American Nature Tales @ Spofford Pond School, Oxford, MA
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane has been invited back to perform “Native American Nature Tales” for 3rd grade students at Spofford Pond School in Oxford, MA to provide curriculum support in English and Social Studies.

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.

Photo of participation in Diane's performance

Young Connecticut girl enjoying participating in Diane’s performance

“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

Apr
1
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Apr
5
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Raynham Public Library, Raynham, MA
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Friends of the Raynham Library in Raynham, MA to compliment their 2017 Community Read program. This is the 8th year of the program and for their 2017 program they have chosen the book “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This event is free and open to the public.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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
6
Thu
Welcome in the Spring @ Fales Elementary School, Westboro, MA
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am

Diane performs Welcome in the Spring for Kindergarteners at Fales Elementary School in Westborough, MA. This is Diane’s tenth time performing for Fales School. If you wish to preview this event, please email 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.

The Language of Flowers @ Wakefield Garden Club at Congregational Church of Wakefield
Apr 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Diane and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform The Language of Flowers for the Wakefield Garden Club’s President’s Tea at the Congregational Church of Wakefield, MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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
Fri
Welcome in the Spring @ Steward Station at Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA
Apr 7 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Diane brings her heartwarming performance of Welcome in the Spring to the extended day program, Steward Station, at Steward Elementary School. This will be Diane’s 4th time performing for this extended day program. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Welcome in the Spring

Welcome 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

Apr
8
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Apr
19
Wed
Welcome in the Spring @ East Elementary School, Sharon, MA
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Diane brings her heartwarming performance of Welcome in the Spring to East Elementary School for Sharon Community Education’s Spring Vacation Camp. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Welcome in the Spring

Welcome 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

 

Apr
22
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Apr
24
Mon
Tales for the Earth @ Community School, Cumberland, RI
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for 5th grade students at Community School in Cumberland, RI. This will be the second time Diane has brought her storytelling events to their school, and she will visit them again in May bringing her performance “Insect Comedy” to their 2nd grade students. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthThis beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Stories may include: What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir, or Boy Who Loved the Marsh, based on the true story of a 5th Grade student who helps preserve a favorite nature spot. What shines through the entire presentation is a love and respect for our place in nature; with many ideas communicated about how we can make a difference.

Apr
29
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDon’t miss: FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting April 1st, 2017. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (first grade and older ) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new picture books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be explored. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence.  The parents, grandparents or guardians that come with the children share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. These sessions are interactive, and include not only group discussions, but also games and activities related to the stories.

FREE and open to the public with sign-up. For further info visit the Family Adventures in Reading website or call the Plainville library at (508) 695-1784 The discussion series will be held at the local bookstore in Plainville: The Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe located at 111 South Street Plainville, MA. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

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

Flora’s Holiday*

Only one performance! Saturday, May 6th, 6-8pm

Tickets: $25 members, $30 for non-members

Get your tickets today!

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with “Flora’s Holiday,” a unique story and music performance that travels through the gardens and forest paths of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 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 including 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 performance is drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American legends and songs revealing the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. The event is designed for adults and an older family audience (twelve and above). Participants walk approximately one mile on trails and, sometimes, uneven terrain. Bring a cushion or light folding chair to sit on if you wish! The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors at Tower Hill’s Stoddard Theater.
Each performance is limited to an audience of 30 ~ buy tickets early.

White Daffodils

May
10
Wed
The Language of Flowers @ Hull Garden Club, Hull MA
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Hull Garden Club. The event will be held at the Anne Scully Senior Center, 197 A Samoset Avenue, Hull MA. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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
15
Mon
TV interview and Performance with Story Cafe: Hosted by Karen Chace @ TV9 Seekonk, MA
May 15 @ 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. The recording takes place every Monday in Seekonk MA. Air date is to be determined! Diane will be speaking about the role of mythology in our lives and the ancient tales of origin.

May
18
Thu
Brunch and House Concert ~ Kurdish Storytelling Project @ Cambridge MA - private event
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane shares stories from her Kurdish Storytelling Project and from her ongoing work as a storyteller at this Cambridge MA house concert.

May
20
Sat
Welcome in the Spring @ First Bridge Pre-School, Needham MA
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Children's drawing Diane brings her heartwarming performance of Welcome in the Spring to First Bridge pre-school as they celebrate 20 years of providing top level care and caring for their charges.

Welcome in the Spring

Welcome 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

 

May
22
Mon
The Language of Flowers @ Southport Garden Club, Mashpee, MA
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Southport Garden Club. This event is for garden club members only, but if you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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
25
Thu
Insect Comedy @ Community School, Cumberland, RI
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane returns to the Community School in Cumberland, RI to perform “Insect Comedy” for their 2nd grade class. 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
9
Fri
Night Lights @ Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Diane performs Night Lights for the New England USO at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA at their family BBQ. There will be a delicious BBQ dinner, and crafts for all ages, followed by Diane’s performance. This is the fourth time Diane has been invited to perform for the USO. This is a private event for military personnel and their families, no preview is possible.

Night Lights

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. Enjoy it in any indoors venue or bring it to an outdoor or nighttime setting as a special treat. Listen in wonder as tales from Greece, Estonia, Native America, Kurdistan and Korea celebrate the magic of the night sky.

“Thank you for a wonderful program last Saturday. It couldn’t have been better. You really know how to act out great stories and myths. We all enjoyed your program immensely.” Sandy Pierson, Myles Standish State Forest, Carver, MA

Jun
16
Fri
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey @ Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane and Margot perform In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Register NOW!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying 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 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 audio samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
17
Sat
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.

Register NOW!

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Summer SolsticeThis enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. The Summer  journey starts at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying 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 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 audio samples of some of the stories on our latest CD In the Groves!

“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
28
Wed
Tales of Whales & other Sea Creatures @ Sunrise Montessori School, Franklin, MA
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diane performs Tales of Whales & other Sea Creatures at Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA. This will be Diane’s 7th time returning to Sunrise. If you wish to preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

Tales of Whales
Let’s go where the wet things are in this entertaining  program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb. We’ll act like CLAMS, JELLYFISH and LOBSTERS in the Native American legend: How Whales got their Spouts and explore the water cycle in Diane’s fun, water conservation tale: What Now, Cloacina?!!

Stone Soup @ Brownell Library, Little Compton, RI
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane performs Stone Soup for children and their families at the Brownell Library in Little Compton, RI. This event is free and open to the public!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

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!

Jun
29
Thu
Favorite Nature Tales @ Summer Arts at Derby Academy, Hingham, MA
Jun 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Diane brings some of her favorite nature stories to Summer Arts at Derby Academy including Princess Firefly, a Japanese folktale about the origin of Fireflies, and What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s original water conservation story that entertains as it educates. Diane has been invited to Derby Summer Arts Camp many times in the past to lead workshops and introduce the campers to the art of storytelling. If you wish you preview this event, please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

 

Jul
5
Wed
Summer Escapades @ West Roxbury Public Library, West Roxbury, MA
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs “Summer Escapades” for children ages four and up and their families at the West Roxbury Public Library. This will be Diane’s 9th time performing for families at the West Roxbury Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Escapades!

Summer Escapades celebrates family fun with participatory stories chosen from Diane’s best-loved family tales. Original fables, folktales and songs give us a look at exiting summertime adventures including the aquatic antics of a curious monkey who goes for a wild ride on the back of a shark!

Night Lights @ Marston Mills Library, Marston Mills, MA
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be presenting Night Lights to compliment the Marston Mills Library summer reading theme: of National Parks. This evening event will be to complement the Acadia National Park and its proximity to the Northern Lights. Free and open to the public but do call the library (508)-428-5175 x 14 or check here closer to the event as the location may be in nearby Cotuit where there is a large field for storytelling complemented by star-gazing!!

Night Lights

earth

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…

Jul
7
Fri
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Hyde Park Branch Library, Hyde Park, MA
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for children and their families at Hyde Park Library to compliment their summer reading program. This will be Diane’s 5th performance at the Hyde Park Library. This event is free and open to the public!

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. Who had the first X-ray vision? Not Superman but Princess See-it-all from Hungary, and 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.

Jul
11
Tue
Night Lights @ Crandall Public Library, Glen Falls, NY
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane is excited to return to the Crandall Public Library in Glen Falls, NY to perform Night Lights to compliment their summer reading theme: Eclipse. This event is for adults and children ages ten and up and is free and open to the public.

Night Lights

earth

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…

Jul
13
Thu
Tales for the Earth @ Florida Public Library, Florida, NY
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Diane performs Tales for the Earth for children and their families at the Florida Public Library in Florida, NY.  This event is free and open to the public!

Tales for the Earth

Tales for the EarthThis beloved performance celebrates nature and all the simple things we can do to make a difference. Both educational and wonderfully entertaining Tales for the Earth explores topics like Recycling, Water Conservation, and Bio-Diversity. Stories may include: What Now, Cloacina? Diane’s hilarious story about a water sprite who travels through the sewage system in search of her reservoir. 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.

Jul
15
Sat
Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella @ Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Central Park, NYC
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane in traditional Kurdish clothing from Iraqi-Kurdistan.

Diane will be performing Fatima, the Kurdish Cinderella and other tales from Kurdistan for families with children ages five and older at the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Series in Central Park, NYC (near 72nd street). Diane gathered this story from traditional tellers in the Kurdish region of Turkey

Diane’s dynamic storytelling embraces elements of theatre, movement and song, giving each story its own unique presence and life. Featured on NPR and at the International Storytelling Center, Diane has authored the first book of Kurdish folktales in English: A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales gathering them in remote mountains.  “…an entire cast rolled into one!.”

 

For 60 years children and their families have gathered near the Hans Christian Andersen statue to hear his tales. This event is sure to be a special one and it is free and open to the public. This series is hosted by Laura Simms a world-renowned teller of traditional tales.

 

Jul
18
Tue
Tales of Enchantment @ Burlington Public Library
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane will be performing Tales of Enchantment for families with children ages four and up at the Burlington Public Library to complement their summer reading theme of “Reading a World of Fantasy.” This is Diane’s 4th performance at the Burlington Library! This event is free and open to the public!

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! Enchant your audiences with the beauty and magic of traditional tales.

 

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

Jul
19
Wed
Stone Soup @ Rowley Library, Rowley, MA
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Diane performs Stone Soup for children and their families at the Rowley Free Public Library in Rowley, MA. This is Diane’s 6th performance for the Rowley Library! This event is free and open to the public!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

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!

 

 

 

 

Lcc logo

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

Jul
20
Thu
Stone Soup @ Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane performs Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales for children and their families at the Grafton Public Library in Grafton, MA. This will be Diane’s 6th time performing at the Grafton Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, but registration with Grafton Library is suggested!

Stone Soup! and other heartwarming tales

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

Stone Soup! Can our own generosity be a bridge to a better world?

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!

 

 

 

 

Lcc logo

 

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

Aug
2
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
3
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
4
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
5
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
6
Sun
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
7
Mon
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
8
Tue
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
9
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
10
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
11
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
12
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
13
Sun
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
14
Mon
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
15
Tue
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
16
Wed
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
17
Thu
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
18
Fri
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Aug
19
Sat
A Thousand Doorways @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Scotland
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Edgecomb with Shepherd Family in the mountainsA Thousand Doorways
August 2nd-18th Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Diane’s real-life quest to record the vanishing storytellers of Kurdistan leads to a harrowing, revelatory journey in Turkey. Mystical carpet dealers, chain-smoking grandmothers and shy village heroes unlock the hidden life of the mountains where true stories of their struggle mix with enigmatic ancient legends. A doorway opens onto a very different world, a fairytale landscape of shepherds, guard towers, caravans, impossible mountain passes and the mysterious “Eggs of the Ancient Tree.” A master storyteller, Diane takes the audience to the heart of her life-changing journey among the Kurds, bringing to life an unforgettable world.

Diane portrays an old Kurdish storyteller

Sep
8
Fri
Library Showcase for Western MA Librarians @ Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee, MA
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Diane gives a preview of her performance options for families and libraries at the CHaTS performer showcase for Western Mass. Librarians.

All are invited!! But please RSVP if you are coming to Kim Perez: dimityhenstock@gmail.com 413-594-1800

Meet and greet your colleagues, the performers, and have a cup o’ joe at 9:30, then at 10:00 the show begins!  Lunch of pizza, salad and drinks will be provided gratis by the Chicopee Public Library

The Language of Flowers @ Stonehurst The Robert Treat Paine Estate, Waltham, MA
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers at Stonehurst, The Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham, MA. This stunning location is the perfect setting for stories featuring nature’s most beautiful plants.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 and performance begins at 7:30 – use the pre-performance time to explore this beautiful venue and  Buy tickets here!

The Stonehurst Estate on a gorgeous day.

Stonehurst, the country place of social reformer Robert Treat Paine, is an American masterwork designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose work continues to inspire culturally and environmentally sensitive design.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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?

Sep
29
Fri
Folktale Superheroes Around The World @ Steward Station Extended Day, Topsfield, MA
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Diane performs Folktale Superheroes Around the World for elementary school students at Steward Station Extended Day to celebrate the opening day of the Topsfield Fair. This will be Diane’s 5th performance at the Steward Station Extended Day. 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.

Oct
10
Tue
Storytelling Workshops for Compassion Arts Festival, Mendon, MA @ Maple Farm Sanctuary
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This October, Diane brings a series of storytelling workshops to animal rights advocates so that the sharing of their stories can continue the important work of compassionate understanding. The stories will be part of the Compassion Arts Festival that will include the unveiling of a new mural at Maple Farm Sanctuary.

ABOUT MAPLE FARM SANCTUARY

At Maple Farm Sanctuary, we strive to treat both humans and non-humans as individuals who are worthy of compassion and respect, where we pursue a vegan diet and a non-violent lifestyle and where our stewardship of these 120 acres of beautiful Massachusetts farmland and wildlife habitat is a sacred trust.

We have been in the process of converting what was once a multi-generational family farm into a refuge for many rescued animals who were neglected, abused or headed to slaughter. In taking on this challenging yet joyful work, we are both inspired and humbled. We ourselves once raised and sent to slaughter animals as a means of making a living. As a result of a profound change of consciousness, we now choose to see the world and animals in a very different light. We have dedicated our lives to completing our transformation from animal farmers to animal rescuers and caretakers, and to sharing what we have discovered along the way with as many people as possible.

Oct
13
Fri
Once Upon A Halloween! @ Underwood After School Program, Newton, MA
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Diane brings her delightful collection of Halloween stories to the Underwood After School Program. These funny/spooky tales include a cauldron brimming with fog the children even get to stir…

Once Upon A Halloween

What 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!

 

 

Oct
17
Tue
Storytelling Workshops for Compassion Arts Festival, Mendon, MA @ Maple Farm Sanctuary
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This October, Diane brings a series of storytelling workshops to animal rights advocates so that the sharing of their stories can continue the important work of compassionate understanding. The stories will be part of the Compassion Arts Festival that will include the unveiling of a new mural at Maple Farm Sanctuary.

ABOUT MAPLE FARM SANCTUARY

At Maple Farm Sanctuary, we strive to treat both humans and non-humans as individuals who are worthy of compassion and respect, where we pursue a vegan diet and a non-violent lifestyle and where our stewardship of these 120 acres of beautiful Massachusetts farmland and wildlife habitat is a sacred trust.

We have been in the process of converting what was once a multi-generational family farm into a refuge for many rescued animals who were neglected, abused or headed to slaughter. In taking on this challenging yet joyful work, we are both inspired and humbled. We ourselves once raised and sent to slaughter animals as a means of making a living. As a result of a profound change of consciousness, we now choose to see the world and animals in a very different light. We have dedicated our lives to completing our transformation from animal farmers to animal rescuers and caretakers, and to sharing what we have discovered along the way with as many people as possible.

Oct
24
Tue
Storytelling Workshops for Compassion Arts Festival, Mendon, MA @ Maple Farm Sanctuary
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This October, Diane brings a series of storytelling workshops to animal rights advocates so that the sharing of their stories can continue the important work of compassionate understanding. The stories will be part of the Compassion Arts Festival that will include the unveiling of a new mural at Maple Farm Sanctuary.

ABOUT MAPLE FARM SANCTUARY

At Maple Farm Sanctuary, we strive to treat both humans and non-humans as individuals who are worthy of compassion and respect, where we pursue a vegan diet and a non-violent lifestyle and where our stewardship of these 120 acres of beautiful Massachusetts farmland and wildlife habitat is a sacred trust.

We have been in the process of converting what was once a multi-generational family farm into a refuge for many rescued animals who were neglected, abused or headed to slaughter. In taking on this challenging yet joyful work, we are both inspired and humbled. We ourselves once raised and sent to slaughter animals as a means of making a living. As a result of a profound change of consciousness, we now choose to see the world and animals in a very different light. We have dedicated our lives to completing our transformation from animal farmers to animal rescuers and caretakers, and to sharing what we have discovered along the way with as many people as possible.

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!

 

 

Oct
28
Sat
Storytelling Workshops for Compassion Arts Festival, Mendon, MA @ Maple Farm Sanctuary
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This October, Diane brings a series of storytelling workshops to animal rights advocates so that the sharing of their stories can continue the important work of compassionate understanding. The stories will be part of the Compassion Arts Festival that will include the unveiling of a new mural at Maple Farm Sanctuary.

ABOUT MAPLE FARM SANCTUARY

At Maple Farm Sanctuary, we strive to treat both humans and non-humans as individuals who are worthy of compassion and respect, where we pursue a vegan diet and a non-violent lifestyle and where our stewardship of these 120 acres of beautiful Massachusetts farmland and wildlife habitat is a sacred trust.

We have been in the process of converting what was once a multi-generational family farm into a refuge for many rescued animals who were neglected, abused or headed to slaughter. In taking on this challenging yet joyful work, we are both inspired and humbled. We ourselves once raised and sent to slaughter animals as a means of making a living. As a result of a profound change of consciousness, we now choose to see the world and animals in a very different light. We have dedicated our lives to completing our transformation from animal farmers to animal rescuers and caretakers, and to sharing what we have discovered along the way with as many people as possible.

Nov
4
Sat
Tell Me a Story ~ a storytelling workshop @ NASA Conference at Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Nov 4 @ 9:05 am – 10:20 am

Diane will be leading Tell Me A Story – an interactive storytelling workshop at the Newton After School Association Conference in Newton, MA. This will be her second year presenting at the conference- called back because of “rave reviews!”

About the Tell Me A Story Workshop:

The only thing more compelling than a good story is a story well told! In this hands-on, interactive workshop, master storyteller Diane Edgecomb takes us to the heart of the storytelling art as we playfully explore the building blocks of story. We’ll begin by finding an anecdote from our own lives, learning how to enhance it so that it sparkles. Additional group exercises, conducted in a supportive atmosphere, will help everyone develop their expressive abilities. Participants will explore their voice’s potential and learn how to create a character using Diane’s method of Voice and Body signatures. Skills learned from this workshop can be applied to storytelling, story-reading, and to public speaking venues. Experience the power of story!

This workshop is only open to the Newton After School Association (NASA) Conference participants. For more information on how to join the NASA conference, check the NASA website: http://naaweb.org/

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
9
Thu
Tall Fall Tales @ Notre Dame Children's Class, Wenham, MA
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 1:50 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
14
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Oak Point Garden Club, Middleboro, MA
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Oak Point Garden Club of Middleboro, MA. This event is open to the public! For further information on attending please email dedge@livingmyth.com.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

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?

Nov
30
Thu
Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Crandall Public Library, Glen Falls, NY
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Diane and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan for a featured performance of The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, at Crandall Public Library in Glen Falls, NY. This will be Diane’s third time performing at the Crandall Library for their patrons. The show will feature several stories that give us insight into the holiday traditions of many cultures, and will be followed by a Q & A with the musicians and tellers.

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

Award winning performer Diane Edgecomb accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan offers a fascinating look at the stories behind our holiday traditions.

 

The tales include classic evergreen lore, haunting legends of light and entertaining tales are surrounded by traditional and original music and song. The beautiful Legend of the Mistletoe from Scandinavian folklore, humorous Wassail traditions from England, and the poignant Greek legend of The Halcyon Days of Peace are just a few of the stories. There will also be moments for you to sing-along with songs evocative of the season.

“What a fabulous performance! The stories were fascinating and the music was beautiful we had so many people stop by to say how much they enjoyed it. It was the perfect way to start off the winter season.’ Liz Bailey  Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The compliments I heard as we filed out for intermission may have burned your ears: ‘so amazingly talented’, ‘versatile’, ‘drew us right in’, ‘we were THERE’, ‘funny and so expressive’, …and you made it all look so fun and easy.” Liz Gruber, Hartford, CT

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.

Dec
21
Thu
The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song at the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Thursday December 21st- Saturday December 23rd.  The Thursday and Friday evening event begins at 8pm (Saturday is a matinee at 2:00 pm)/ Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Story and Song 

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

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

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

Dec
22
Fri
The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss our annual Boston area event: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song at the historic Loring-Greenough House, in Jamaica Plain, MA, on Thursday December 21st- Saturday December 23rd.  The Thursday and Friday evening event begins at 8pm (Saturday is a matinee at 2:00 pm)/ Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $25 – includes traditional refreshments.

 

wintersolsticeThe Winter Solstice in Story and Song 

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

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

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

Jan
16
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Driftwood Garden Club at Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Driftwood Garden Club held at the Meeting Room of Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. This performance is co-sponsored by the Driftwood Garden Club and the Abbot Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane Edgecomb (Story and song) and Margot Chamberlain (harp)

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?

Mar
17
Sat
A Celtic Evening @ Not Just Another Coffee House, Sharon, MA
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of A Celtic Evening at Not Just Another Coffee House at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, MA. Check back here for ticket information!

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Living Myth Margot Chamberlain celtic harp solsticeA Celtic Evening

In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers.

“Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air.” Stephanie Plunkett, Events, Norman Rockwell Museum

“I’m still getting positive feedback examples: ‘Best thing I ever heard on campus.’ ‘Let’s make it an annual event’ etc.., Joan Laxon, Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, Pine Manor College

Apr
3
Tue
The Language of Flowers @ Holliston Garden Club, Holliston, MA
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane will be accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain for a performance of The Language of Flowers for the Holliston Garden Club held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Central Street in Holliston, MA. For garden club members only. If you wish to preview please email us at dedge@livingmyth.com

The Language of Flowers

Diane and Margot near the Birch Grove Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell

Diane Edgecomb (Story and song) and Margot Chamberlain (harp)

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
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

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.