CALENDAR

Oct
3
Wed
Workshop in the Art of Storytelling for theatre students @ Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane Leads Storytelling WorkshopDiane leads a storytelling workshop for theatre students at Hamilton College. Click here to learn more about Diane’s workshops!

Oct
14
Sun
Storytelling Workshop @ New England Library Association Conference, Sturbridge, MA
Oct 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Diane has been chosen to give a featured presentation and workshop for Youth Librarians at New England Library Association’s Annual Conference – Open to conference attendees only.

Diane Leads Storytelling WorkshopLive the Tale! ~ this intensive workshop showcases Diane’s creative approach to story-making and story-telling!
Diane’s unique approach to teaching the art of storytelling is just plain FUN! Drawing from a variety of expressive techniques workshop participants learn how to live and breathe the tale, freeing up the imagination at the same time.

Oct
16
Tue
Workshop in Storytelling in Nature and Science Education @ Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Diane leads a storytelling workshop in Storytelling in Nature and Science Education at Framingham State University. Open to students only.

This workshop explores the many ways stories build imaginative bridges to the natural world. Using examples from over twenty years of collecting and creating educational nature tales, Diane focuses on how original and folkoric stories can enhance nature and science presentations. Exercises center on incorporating narrative into factual studies, brainstrorming anecdotal nature tales, creating educational tales, exploring relevant contemporary authors and the proper way to use folkloric nature tales from various cultures. Lecture/demonstration, Participatory Exercises and Question and Answer time will all be included An extensive bibliography of tellable-tales that link story and scientific facts will be provided.

Feb
5
Tue
Workshop: “Live the Tale” @ University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane leads her workshop “Live the Tale” for students at University of Vermont.

Live the Tale! ~ this intensive workshop showcases Diane’s creative approach to story-making and story-telling!
Diane’s unique approach to teaching the art of storytelling is just plain FUN! Drawing from a variety of expressive techniques workshop participants learn how to live and breathe the tale, freeing up the imagination at the same time. We’ll learn Diane’s approach to delineating the characters in a tale with Voice and Body Signatures, discover how to hold the emotional through-line of a tale and be comfortable Embodying a story using a combination of imagination and play. This workshop succeeds in getting everyone on their feet and telling a folktale for the first time to a partner before the session is through.

Feb
27
Wed
Workshop @ East Tennessee State University
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Diane will be presenting one of her workshops on storytelling at East Tennessee State University on Thursday, February 27, 2013. Time TBA — check back closer to the date for updated time.

Mar
6
Wed
Tales for the Earth Workshop @ MEES Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Diane will be participating in this year’s MEES (Massachusetts Environmental Education Society) Conference, at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Using different types of stories from her Tales for the Earth performance, Diane will share the processes she uses to create entertaining and educational stories with an environmental slant. Each story is followed by a brainstorming session with participants as they explore ways to create or adapt their own stories.

Mar
9
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

Mar
16
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

Mar
23
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

Mar
30
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

Apr
6
Sat
The Golden Thread Workshop – Sharing the Fire National Storytelling Conference @ Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, ME
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Diane leads her workshop The Golden Thread at Sharing the Fire National Storytelling Conference at the Marriott at Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, Maine. Diane has been presenting workshops at Sharing the Fire for over twenty years.

The Golden Thread ~ finding meaning in traditional tales

Using meditative, physical and active imagination exercises, attendees explore the layers of meaning found in fairytales. The ideas of trailblazers like Bettelheim, Campbell and Eliade are transformed into exercises that empower our telling. In the process, we learn to respect these ancient forms and do them justice in the telling.

Apr
13
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

Apr
20
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures in Reading @ Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Diane for this wonderfully interactive reading program for families

During six Saturday sessions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (617) 993-2880 Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA every Saturday from March 9th – April 20th 2:00-3:30 pm. (except April 6th).

May
2
Thu
Live the Tale! Workshop @ 4th Annual Early Childhood Education Literacy Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Diane presents Live the Tale! at Goodwin College’s 4th Annual Early Childhood Literacy Conference, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, between 10:00am and 12:00pm.  Open to conference attendees only.

Live the Tale! ~ this intensive workshop showcases Diane’s creative approach to story-making and story-telling!
Diane’s unique approach to teaching the art of storytelling is just plain FUN! Drawing from a variety of expressive techniques workshop participants learn how to live and breathe the tale, freeing up the imagination at the same time. We’ll learn Diane’s approach to delineating the characters in a tale with Voice and Body Signatures, discover how to hold the emotional through-line of a tale and be comfortable Embodying a story using a combination of imagination and play. This workshop succeeds in getting everyone on their feet and telling a folktale for the first time to a partner before the session is through.

Storytelling and the Art of Play Workshop @ 4th Annual Early Childhood Literacy Conference, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
May 2 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Diane leads Storytelling and the Art of Play Workshop at Goodwin College’s 4th Annual Early Childhood Education Literacy Conference. Open to conference attendees only.

Storytelling and the Art of Play: Motivating children to tell their own tales: All children have a story to tell. But how can we get them comfortable using their imaginations in a classroom setting? How can we inspire them to speak in front of a group? And how can we teach them the fundamental components of a story in a lively and interactive way? By learning Diane’s innovative techniques, which link children’s innate ability to play with basic storytelling techniques, all these things can be achieved. Using exercises developed during Diane’s twenty years of school storytelling residencies we will explore how to bring students to realize their fullest storytelling potential.

May
10
Fri
Workshop
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Diane leads a workshop for 2nd grade students at Oakdale School, Oakdale, CT.

May
18
Sat
Naturalist Training Weekend @ Cold River Camp, Gorham, NH
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Diane leads a workshop at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Naturalist Training Weekend at Cold River Camp, Gorham NH. For AMC Naturalists only.

For more information on Diane’s Nature Educations workshops, click here.

Oct
21
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Series @ Newton Community Education
Oct 21 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am

DianeEdgecombatJapanSpringFestivalBob3copyflippedWho doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop sold out well in advance but it will be presented in the Winter Series at  Newton Community Education Sign up as soon as you can as we already have people on the waiting list for the Winter (Jan-March) series.

Oct
28
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Series @ Newton Community Education
Oct 28 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 1:00 am

DianeEdgecombatJapanSpringFestivalBob3copyflippedWho doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop sold out well in advance but it will be presented in the Winter Series at  Newton Community Education Sign up as soon as you can as we already have people on the waiting list for the Winter (Jan-March) series.

Nov
4
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Series @ Newton Community Education
Nov 4 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 1:00 am

DianeEdgecombatJapanSpringFestivalBob3copyflippedWho doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop sold out well in advance but it will be presented in the Winter Series at  Newton Community Education Sign up as soon as you can as we already have people on the waiting list for the Winter (Jan-March) series.

Nov
18
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Series @ Newton Community Education
Nov 18 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 1:00 am

DianeEdgecombatJapanSpringFestivalBob3copyflippedWho doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop sold out well in advance but it will be presented in the Winter Series at  Newton Community Education Sign up as soon as you can as we already have people on the waiting list for the Winter (Jan-March) series.

Nov
25
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Series @ Newton Community Education
Nov 25 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 1:00 am

DianeEdgecombatJapanSpringFestivalBob3copyflippedWho doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop sold out well in advance but it will be presented in the Winter Series at  Newton Community Education Sign up as soon as you can as we already have people on the waiting list for the Winter (Jan-March) series.

Jan
17
Fri
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop January 16th -February 13th @ The Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Needham, MA
Jan 17 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this five-week intensive with storyteller Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

When: Thursday evenings January 16th-February 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: The Dancing Tree Story Workshop ~ Cindy Rivka Marshall’s studio space at Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Rd. Needham, MA 02494 (easy access and plenty of parking!)

Cost: $150

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Finding Your Voice, Telling A Story Workshop @ Curtis Guild Elementary, East Boston, MA
Jan 17 @ 2:10 pm – 4:10 pm

julian-telling-story

Diane leads her residency “Finding Your Voice, Telling A Story” at Curtis Guild Elementary in East Boston, MA. Repeat Engagement – this is the third year Curtis Guild has brought Diane to lead this workshop! Second grade students will learn to tell stories in front of a group of their peers and create a booklet of their stories.

Mar
1
Sat
FAIR or Family Adventures In Reading: March 1st – April 6th 2014 @ Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough, MA
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

During six Saturday sessDiane  leads FAIR participants in story related activitiesions, Diane leads groups of parents and children in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Every Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal, will be shared. The discussion around the books will explore character-building concepts such as couragefairness, and persistence.  Parents and guardians share in the development of critical thinking skills with their children in an engaged and stimulating environment. Free and Open to the Public with sign-up. For further info click here or call the library at (508) 946-2470. Middleborough Public Library, 102 N Main St  Middleborough, MA every Saturday from March 1st, 2014 – April 5, 2014. 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Apr
25
Fri
All About Voice Workshop @ Northlands Storytelling Conference, Lake Geneva, WI
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 7:00 am

Diane Leads Storytelling WorkshopDiane presents “All About Voice” – a 3 hour intensive storytelling workshop as part of Northlands Storytelling Conference in Lake Geneva, WI.

All About Voice: As storytellers we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s simple vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing, and SOUND OUT!

Apr
28
Mon
Finding Your Voice, Telling a Story @ Connery School, Lynn, MA
Apr 28 @ 12:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Diane leads kindergarten students in a four session storytelling workshop. April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19. This residency is funded by the STARS Residencies program administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 12:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
5
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 5 @ 10:00 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
9
Fri
Workshop in Classic Storytelling Technique @ Oakdale School, Oakdale, CT
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

girl from Litchfield TimesDiane leads a workshop in the art of storytelling for first grade students at Oakdale School in Oakdale, CT. The workshop accompanies a performance of Rainforest Legends and is part of “Montville loves to Read Day.” Repeat Engagement. If you wish to preview this event, please contact dedge@livingmyth.com

May
12
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 12 @ 10:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

May
19
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
May 19 @ 10:00 pm – May 20 @ 12:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jun
2
Mon
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop April 28-June 2 @ Newton Community Education at Newton North High School
Jun 2 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 12:00 am

Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Oct
18
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Jan
15
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
22
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Jan
29
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
5
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Feb
12
Thu
The Art and Craft of Storytelling Workshop Jan 15-Feb 12 @ Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a good story? Diane Edgecomb at NSF 2013With the popularity of The Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. If you’re a teacher, theatre artist, wannabe storyteller, writer, parent, or none of the above, join us—we want to hear your story. You’ll develop expressive language skills, and gain confidence speaking in front of others. First you’ll learn how to re-tell a classic folktale in your own words, employing exercises to help you use your voice and body to convey what’s in your imagination. We’ll discuss basic storytelling techniques; then you’ll learn to craft a tale from your own life. Through take-home and in-class written and oral exercises, we’ll explore what events have good story potential. Then, through four easy steps, you’ll develop your story into a tale worth telling.

This workshop is presented by Newton Community Education. To register, call 617-559-6999.

Mar
11
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Mar
18
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 4) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Imaginative Voice (Part 2)~ a three part triptych* in innovative vocal technique @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAKE A CREATIVE JOURNEY THIS SPRING!

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A THREE-EVENING MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Wednesday Evenings: March 11th, 18th, and 25th
from 7:00-8:30 pm  $90 for the series

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
an exploration in three parts

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the 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, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

 

*Triptych: (from the Greek tri: three and ptysso: to fold) a work of art in three panels with a central theme.

Mar
25
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 4) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Imaginative Voice (Part 3)~ a three part triptych* in innovative vocal technique @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TAKE A CREATIVE JOURNEY THIS SPRING!

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
A THREE-EVENING MASTER CLASS with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist DIANE EDGECOMB

Wednesday Evenings: March 11th, 18th, and 27th
from 7:00-8:30 pm  $90 for the series
(commitment to series of three required)

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE
an exploration in three parts

Whenever weDiane Edgecomb at NSF 2013 communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to breathe, sing and SOUND OUT!

Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston) studio near Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line

Winner of the 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, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty years includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as drawing from her innovative work as a professional storytelling and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for storytellers, theatre artists, public speakers, clergy, teachers, interpreters and all those who rely on good voice production and expressive vocal abilities in their work and for all levels of experience.

 

*Triptych: (from the Greek tri: three and ptysso: to fold) a work of art in three panels with a central theme.

Apr
1
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop (Part 4) @ Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this three-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic folktale or fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

Where: Jamaica Plain Studio, Boston, MA

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
3
Fri
The Golden Thread Weekend Storytelling Workshop @ TBD
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 6:30 am

The Golden Thread
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your storytelling work with this weekend intensive with storyteller Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a classic fairytale of your own choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants.

When: Specific Weekend TBD

For more information or to find out if space is still available email:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Apr
8
Wed
The Golden Thread Storytelling Workshop March 11th – April 8th @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane EdgecombTHE GOLDEN THREAD
Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen the telling of a traditional tale with this five-session intensive with Diane Edgecomb.

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale and folktale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences. Workshop is limited to six participants. $125 in advance and $150 day of event.

Workshops will be held at the “Dancing Tree Story Workshop,” #210 Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham, MA. Easy access and plenty of parking.

REGISTER NOW!   (please note when registering choose the March 11th opening workshop date and you will be considered registered for the whole series)

For more information contact:
dedge@livingmyth.com

Sep
26
Sat
The Imaginative Voice ~ a One-Day Master Class in Vocal Technique @ South Acton Congregational Church, South Acton, MA
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

THE IMAGINATIVE VOICE

A ONE-DAY MASTER CLASS IN VOCAL TECHNIQUE
with Award-Winning Storyteller and Theatre Artist
DIANE EDGECOMB

Saturday, September 26th from 10am-4pm.

The Imaginative Voice

Whenever we communicate a story, an idea or an image we rely on our voices to create a living world for our listeners. To do this we need a voice that is both expressive and authentic. Diane’s unique vocal and physical exercises help us to strengthen and explore the connection between the imagination and the voice increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance. Special emphasis is placed on finding your natural and true voice. Come prepared to engage your body, your imagination and the expressive powers of your own unique voice!
Register at the following link

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-imaginative-voice-tickets-18123012418

Registration is $100. (Early Bird special: $75!)

Location: South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School Street, South Acton, MA

Winner of the 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, fairytale or personal story. Featured at the National Storytelling Festival and on NPR, Diane has been called “…a virtuoso of the spoken word.” by Publisher’s Weekly. Her extensive training in the voice and its potential has encompassed over twenty-five years and includes the ground-breaking approach of the Polish Laboratory Theatre. She draws from this thorough training in her workshops as well as from her innovative work as a professional storyteller and spoken word artist.

This workshop is for all those who wish to increase the expressive abilities and strength of their voice.

As a storyteller who uses her voice daily but has always been more focused on the content than the tool I was using to deliver it, I never gave much thought to my voice.  When I took Diane’s workshop, a whole new world opened to me. My understanding and ability to use my voice expanded as I grew an awareness of the depth and complexity of the tools I might now have available to me. I watched in amazement as my characters and story emerged from a deeper place of awareness and intentionality, all through a new integration of voice, posture and body.  Diane is a consummate professional. Her deep understanding of voice, character, and story comes together as she focuses on each individual’s personal needs while guiding a room of participants to deeper understanding. With Diane’s guidance, I met my stories from a new perspective and traveled with them a long way in a very short time!
Lani Peterson

Diane’s process was powerful, creative, and fun!  I learned new ways to explore the expressiveness of voice. I gained a lot in a very short time.
Jo Radner

A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word.
Publisher’s Weekly

Oct
7
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
14
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
17
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Oct 17 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Oct
21
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
24
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Oct 24 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Oct
28
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Oct
31
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Oct 31 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Nov
4
Wed
The Golden Thread Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop - Needham, MA
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Golden Thread Workshop

The Golden Thread - FirebirdFinding Meaning in Traditional Tales

Deepen your exploration of story with this five-session intensive.  

Explore the roots of meaning in a fairytale of your choice using a rich variety of methods. Each week vocal, physical and image based exercises will lead workshop participants deeper into the heart of the tale – showing us ways we can unlock its meaning for ourselves and our audiences whether on stage, in the classroom or around the kitchen table.

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how meaning (both psychological, archetypal and mythic) is buried within a traditional tale. They will have learned several ways to discover and then unlock their own relationship to the hidden meanings of a tale through meditative explorations, body sources and active imagination. In addition they will gain familiarity with seminal thinkers in this field, intellectual figures from the history of religion, psychology and myth.

This is a five-week intensive session. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th. Admission is $150, with a discounted rate for those who have taken the workshop before. Previous participants can contact Diane at dedge@livingmyth.com to request a discount code. Workshop is limited to six participants. Open to all levels of experience.

Tickets are for the entire series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

Nov
7
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Nov 7 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Nov
14
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Nov 14 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Nov
28
Sat
FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Cafe, Plainville, MA
Nov 28 @ 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.

FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading @ Needham Public Library, Needham Heights, MA
Nov 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

http://livingmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSC_0199.jpgDiane will lead six-weeks of FAIR: Family Adventures in Reading. On Saturday mornings starting October 17th. Diane will lead groups of parents and children (suggested second and third grade) in a dynamic reading and discussion experience that encourages dialogue among those with different perspectives and fosters expressive storytelling skills. Each Saturday, two new books, selected for artistic excellence and narrative appeal,,will be shared. 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 library at (781) 455-7559. Needham Public Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities – http://masshumanities.org.

Jan
6
Wed
Storytelling Workshop for Butler Extended Day Staff @ Butler Extended Day School, Belmont, MA
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Diane will be holding a storytelling workshop for the staff of Butler Extended Day School in Belmont, MA, where she also performs regularly.

Hands-On Storytelling Workshop!

Storytelling Workshop with StudentsLearn how to tell a folktale in your words! This participatory workshop leads participants through a series of expressive exercises that open up everyone’s expressive abilities. Skills learned from this workshop can be applied to telling or reading stories and to public speaking venues. There will also be an overview of storytelling games and a chance to play them. These will include: an exploration of anecdotal and spontaneous tales and the many storytelling games which can be played with groups

About Diane

A full-time professional teller for over twenty-five years, Diane has created numerous innovative performances for both adults and families. She is the winner of the first and only ORACLE award from the National Storytelling Network for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Publisher’s Weekly called Diane “a storyteller in the grand tradition and virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!”

Mar
18
Fri
Family Storytelling Workshop @ Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane presents an interactive workshop for Muddy Brook students and their parents in Storytelling called: Tell Me A Story! More information on the workshop is below.

Tell Me A Story: A workshop presentation for families with award winning storyteller and author: Diane Edgecomb

Turn off the television! Turn off the computer! For a short while each day, share quality time together. Share stories. In this workshop parents and children will explore several fun ways that storytelling can enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. Using a combination of demonstration and exercises that require active participation, Diane leads the group through an overview of storytelling possibilities including:

  • Spontaneous storytelling and Storytelling games that can be played by the whole family.
  • Creating adaptations: Learning how to tell a favorite fairy tale in your own words.
  • Working with personal and Family stories How to discover them? How can we enhance them? Finding a time and place to share them?

About Diane Edgecomb
Diane leads workshops regularly for both adults and young students, on college campuses and for storytelling conferences such as the National Storytelling Network conference, New England’s Sharing the Fire conference and many others. Her innovative approaches to teaching the storytelling art have been an inspiration to new tellers and seasoned professionals alike. Some of her most recent workshops are: The Golden Thread: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales and Transforming Voice. Diane is also known as a leader in using storytelling to promote nature and environmental awareness and has been brought to all major nature venues in the Northeast to give workshops to nature educators on the many ways to link storytelling to the natural world.

Apr
1
Fri
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
2
Sat
Workshop in Nature Myths at Sharing the Fire 2016 @ Sharing the Fire Conference, UMASS Hotel & Conference Center, Amherst, MA
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sharing the Fire 2016 Storytelling Conference

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

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

Nature Myths: Sourcing Meaning in the Natural World

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

About Diane Edgecomb:

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

May
14
Sat
Embody Your Story – a two session workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sign up for Embody Your Story: May 14th and May 21st 10:30- 12:00 noon

Get the stiffness out of your telling and the playfulness back in with ‘embodied storytelling’ a delightful body-based approach. When you embody a story, your physicality is as full a partner as your imagination and your voice. Weave into your narrative arc the world of the story and the body-based experiences of your characters and find surprising moments, new insights and organic rhythms enriching your work. Embodiment opens the door to storytelling’s ancient, transformational magic.

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Class with Students

Bring a short and simple folkloric tale, an Aesop fable would be perfect! (No personal stories at this time.)

The cost is $55 and includes both sessions!

Sign up through Eventbrite!

Workshops will be held at the Dancing Tree Story Workshop at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham.

 

May
21
Sat
Embody Your Story – a two session workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, Needham, MA
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sign up for Embody Your Story: May 14th and May 21st 10:30- 12:00 noon

Get the stiffness out of your telling and the playfulness back in with ‘embodied storytelling’ a delightful body-based approach. When you embody a story, your physicality is as full a partner as your imagination and your voice. Weave into your narrative arc the world of the story and the body-based experiences of your characters and find surprising moments, new insights and organic rhythms enriching your work. Embodiment opens the door to storytelling’s ancient, transformational magic.

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller Class with Students

Bring a short and simple folkloric tale, an Aesop fable would be perfect! (No personal stories at this time.)

The cost is $55 and includes both sessions!

Sign up through Eventbrite!

Workshops will be held at the Dancing Tree Story Workshop at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham.

 

Jul
22
Fri
Embody Your Story workshop @ National Storytelling Network Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

NSN

Don’t miss the best storytelling conference in America! The National Storytelling Network’s annual conference has as its theme Spotlight on Storytelling. On July 22nd Diane will join other Oracle Award Regional Excellence winners for a showcase of stories starting at 3:30 pm. And on July 23rd Diane will present her workshop “Embody Your Story.” The National Storytelling Network is the leading advocate for storytelling and its uses through its conferences, workshops and outreach. The conference will be held in its new home is housed in the newly founded Story Center at the Mid-Continent Library System, Kansas City Missouri.

Nov
5
Sat
Tell Me a Story ~ a storytelling workshop @ NASA Conference at Newton South High School, Newton, MA
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Diane will be leading this interactive storytelling workshop at the Newton After School Association Conference in Newton, MA. In this workshop students will learn how to tell a folktale in their own words! Diane will lead workshop participants in group exercises that will develop everyone’s 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. There will also be an overview of storytelling games and a chance to play them. 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/

Jan
22
Sun
Life Stories Workshops @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
4
Sat
Life Stories Workshop @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 6:30 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Feb
11
Sat
Winter’s Tales: a Shared Stories Event @ Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WINTER’S TALES

Who doesn’t love a good story? With the popularity of the Moth and This American Life, storytelling is on the rise. This January and February, Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb will bring storytelling workshops as well as a shared-stories event to Pilgrim Church to brighten up the winter months. Come for the first workshop session and get your feet wet! Learn about story while discovering storytelling nuggets from your own life. Come for the second session as we go in-depth with our tales, finding out how deeply satisfying it can be to craft an experience from life into a tale to be shared. Those who wish can be coached to share a seven-minute story – Moth style – at the final evening presentation on February 11th at 7 pm where Diane will also present her true-life tales.

Mar
25
Sat
Fun with Aesop’s Fables Workshop at the Northeast Storytelling Conference @ Plymouth, MA
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

Diane presents her workshop “Fun with Aesop’s Fables” Saturday from 1:30-3:00 pm as part of Northeast Storytelling’s 2017 Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference. The theme this year is, “Voices Across Borders: Creating Connection” and the conference will be held at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth, MA. Register today for this stellar storytelling conference!

Diane’s workshop for this year’s Sharing the Fire will be on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 -3:00 pm. Sign up for the whole day of workshops or come for the whole Conference which runs from Friday, March 24th pre-conference intensives through till Sunday, March 26th. Find out why this is one of the most popular storytelling conferences around! Check out the program booklet of all of the offerings here: http://lanes.org/storytelling-conference/conference-program-booklet/

Fun with Aesop’s Fables a storytelling workshop led by Diane Edgecomb

hare-and-tortoise-loZany Animal Characters, Witty Plots and Human Foibles, Aesop’s Fables are just plain FUN to work with! These tales provide clever commentary on human failings by using timeless themes, characters and situations. Learn how to send-up contemporary situations that abound in greed, lies, excessive pride, excessive speed or an amusing lack of focus by improvising with these classic short tales. We’ll work with rhyme, word-play, exaggerated characters and absurd new situations to open up the fables to contemporary commentary. You’ll leave with a little gem to add to your repertoire while learning engaging techniques for working with “value” able tales.