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June 2018

Night Lights

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New England USO, Portsmouth Naval Base
Kittery, ME 03904
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Diane performs Night Lights for the New England USO in Kittery, Maine at their family BBQ. There will be a delicious BBQ dinner, and crafts for all ages, followed by Diane’s performance. This is the fifth 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, entertaining stories of stars take us on a multi-cultural voyage across the heavens. These…

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Storytelling Workshop

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Diane will be leading Storytelling Workshops for the third grade students of the Marsh Grammar School in Methuen, MA! Retelling a folktale is part of the English core curriculum and with Diane’s follow-up workshop, students will gain all the tools they need for success. After the Folktale Superheroes Around the World performance in which Diane demonstrates the storytelling art, students receive a master class in how to tell a story. They also learn the power of their own imagination through…

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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Ancient stories of trees with music from cultures around the world accompany this twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, takes us to some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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Ancient stories of trees with music from cultures around the world accompany this twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, takes us to some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots.

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Water Wizards at Discovery Days, Quincy, MA

June 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wollaston Beach Playground, Quincy Shore Dr.
Quincy, MA 02170 United States
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Let’s go where the wet things are in the entertaining Water Wizards program with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb at Discovery Days this summer in Quincy, MA! Discovery Days is a collaboration between the City of Quincy and Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE.

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Join In! at Simon Fairfield Public Library, Douglas, MA

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Simon Fairfield Public Library, 290 Main St
Douglas, MA 01516 United States
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Travel around the world with these captivating multi-cultural stories and songs. Celebrate age-old narratives, animal characters and home-spun wisdom all the while learning songs in different languages as one of New England’s favorite storytellers takes us from the heart of the Amazon rainforest to the villages of Africa on the wings of story, rhythm and song.

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Rainforest Legends at Sunrise Montessori School, Franklin, MA

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunrise Montessori School, 31 Hayward St
Franklin, MA 02038 United States
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This summer, Diane brings Rainforest Legends to the pre-school children of the Sunrise Montessori School in Franklin, MA. From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands.

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Rock Solid! at North Adams Public Library, North Adams, MA

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Millville Free Public Library, Millville, MA

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Millville Free Public Library, 169 Main St
Millville, MA 01529 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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July 2018

Insect Comedy @ Newington Parks and Recreation Dept., Newington, CT

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Diane returns to her home town of Newington Connecticut with her entertaining performance Insect Comedy. Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our six-legged friends as seen through the lens of folktales and original stories.

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Rock Solid! at Levi-Heywood Memorial Library, Gardner, MA

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Levi-Heywood Memorial Library, 55 W Lynde St
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Plympton Public Library, Plympton, MA

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Plympton Public Library, 248 Main St
Plympton, MA 02367 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Insect Comedy at Abbott Learning Center, Wellesley, MA

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Abbott Learning Center, 28 Abbott Rd
Welleslet Hills, MA 02481 United States
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Diane returns to the Abbott Learning Center in Wellesley, MA to perform her “Insect Comedy” for their preschool students. Open up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends!

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The Language of Flowers at Taft Public Library, Mendon, MA

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taft Public Library, 29 North Ave
Mendon, MA 01756 United States
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The Language of Flowers celebrates flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages. Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found there, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.

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Rock Solid! at Millicent Library, Fairhaven, MA

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Millicent Library, 45 Center St
Fairhaven, MA 02719 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Digging Dinosaurs at Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whitman Public Library, 100 Webster St
Whitman, MA 02382 United States
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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!

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Insect Comedy at EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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The EcoTarium welcomes Diane Edgecomb’s “Insect Comedy” as part of their Summer 2018 Performance Series “Nature Explore: LIVE!” Open up your imaginations for a fun-filled look at our six-legged friends!

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Rock Solid! at Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grafton Public Library, 35 Common
Grafton, MA 01519 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Carver Public Library, Carver, MA

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way
Carver, MA 02330 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Forbidden Stories Workshop @ National Storytelling Summit, Kansas City MO

July 25 - July 28
Mariott Country Club Plaza Hotel, 4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Diane presents her workshop "Forbidden Stories" on Friday, July 27th at 8:30 pm as part of the National Storytelling Summit in Kansas City, MO. The theme of the conference is "Communities, Conflicts, and Transformational Stories," and Diane's workshop focuses on her work with the Kurdish people. Diane shares experiences from her decades long work gathering the folkloric and true stories of the Kurds of Turkey. This silenced and persecuted community risked their safety for this project. The workshop session alternates…

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Midsummer Magic at Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Howland Public Library, 313 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508 United States
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Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain perform their Midsummer Magic this July at the Howland Public Library in Beacon, NY! The performance complements Howland Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Theme for Adults – this year, the theme is Music! Midsummer Magic is a story and music celebration of the Summer Solstice drawn from cultures around the world. This delightful and entertaining performance brings to life ancient legends of transformation, tree-spirits and fireflies.

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Rainforest Legends at Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Centerville Public Library, 585 Main St
Centerville, MA 02632 United States
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This summer Diane brings Rainforest Legends to families of Centerville Public Library in Centerville, MA. From the banks of the Amazon River to the heart of the West African jungle, Rainforest Legends brings to life favorite folktales and songs about the animals and plants of these lands.

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Rock Solid! at Eldredge Public Library, Chatham, MA

July 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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August 2018

Rock Solid! at Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, MA

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St
Sandwich, MA 02563 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Snow Library, Orleans, MA

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Snow Library, 67 Main St
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Jonathan Bourne Public Library, Bourne, MA

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Rd
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Rock Solid! at Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Prosser Public Library, 1 Tunxis Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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Folktale Superheroes Around The World at Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning, NY

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza
Corning, NY 14830 United States
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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. Join master storyteller Diane Edgecomb for this exciting adventure!

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Rock Solid! at Worthington Library, Worthington, MA

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Worthington Library, 1 Huntington Rd
Worthington, MA 01098 United States
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A play on the 2018 Summer Reading theme of “Libraries Rock,” Rock Solid! explores the world under our feet with animated tales from Fossils to Soil Creatures. Don’t miss out on the fun as the whole audience helps solve the Mystery of the Missing DuckBill Dinosaur Eggs. In more underground fun, we meet up with Mr. Pillbug, Sir Centipede and a fast talking earthworm.

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September 2018

Tell Me A Story @ Newton After School Association Conference, Newton South High School

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
newton south high school, 140 Brandeis Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Learn how to tell a folktale in your words in this interactive workshop! Diane leads workshop participants in group exercises that will develop everyone’s expressive abilities. Explore your 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 and public speaking. There will also be an overview of storytelling games that can be played with groups and a chance to play them. Experience the…

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The Creative Voice Workshop @ Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Needham MA

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dancing Tree Story Workshop, Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA United States
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Storyteller Diane Edgecomb’s unique vocal and physical training helps us to strengthen the connection between the imagination and the voice, increasing its flexibility, authenticity, expressiveness, range and resonance.

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Native American Nature Tales @ Dighton Historical Society, Dighton, MA

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dighton Historical Society, 1217 Williams St
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Join Diane Edgecomb and the Dighton Historical Society for Native American Nature Tales! 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.

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