Keynote and Performance

May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Granite State Story SWAP Festival, New Hampshire
108 Geneva Point Rd
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Lauretta Phillips

Granite State Story Swap
Featured Storyteller – Diane Edgecomb

Produced by New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

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

diane edgecomb - storyteller

9:00 am Keynote: “The Golden Thread: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales.”  Traditional stories can illuminate and enrich our lives, deepening our relationship with other cultures, ourselves and the natural world. A sought after teller of traditional stories for over thirty years, Diane Edgecomb reveals the riches to be found in these ancient tales – whether they be mythic, folkloric, legendary or part of a personal story. Each kind of tale casts a different light on the world and brings with it new possibilities for tellers and audiences alike.

Performance: “The Language of Flowers” Oracle award winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp. Original and folkloric tales and songs delight us with the meaning to be found in the natural world.

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

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

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

Program Details

bird sculptures near lake in New HampshireThe cost for the entire day is $25 ($20 for members) which includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register Online for Granite State Story Swap

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

For more information, contact Lauretta Phillips at or phone: 603-735-5965

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

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