Adults and children alike enjoy Diane’s interactive storytelling performances for families! Her carefully chosen stories are both entertaining and meaningful, creating unforgettable events. Choose from popular themes that celebrate the seasons, cultural riches or the wonderful world of nature, Diane’s programming has been popular at libraries, festivals, nature centers and museums for over twenty years!

About Diane: One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life. Her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been featured on NPR and is the winner of the ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards.

Especially for Libraries and SUMMER READING 2020!

Celebrate Summer Reading “Imagine Your Story” with award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb

Master Storyteller Diane Edgecomb celebrates the power of the imagination in every performance she gives. For a special focus on traditional tales choose: “Once Upon A Fairy Tale” or “Folktale Superheroes.”

Download a PDF with descriptions of all of Diane’s performances


Recognized nationally as a leader in the use of storytelling to promote nature and environmental awareness, these performances have been favorites at schools, festivals and nature centers for over fifteen years.


Digging Dinosaurs

These popular dinosaur adventures complement their scientific facts with a happy dose of humor.

macawRainforest Legends

Folktales and Songs celebrate the birds and animals of Rainforest lands from Africa to the Amazon.

earthTales for the Earth

Explore Water conservation, Recycling and Habitat Protection in Diane’s fun, educational and original tales.

WalkingStickInsect Comedy

Insect Comedy takes a delightful look at our six-legged friends as seen through the lens of folktales and original stories.

fireflyNight Lights

These folktales of favorite constellations and other “night lights”  are drawn from cultures all around the world.

WaterWizards-GraphicWater Wizards

Audiences go where the wet things are in this entertaining look at the special qualities of water.

Diane has delved deeply into the cultures represented here. Each program takes a unique look at certain aspects of the culture it represents

superheroesFolktale Superheroes!

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

blueeagleNative American Nature Tales

From the humorous to the evocative, Diane’s unique collection of nature oriented tales brings to life native legends.

irish-britTales of Enchantment

Diane brings to life best-loved fairy tales from Europe, Ireland and England.

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish TalesA Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Folktales

Introduce families to this pivotal Middle Eastern culture with Diane’s performance of folktales. Slides, music and participatory dance enhance our experience of this little known culture.

harpFairy Legends of Ireland

Fairy stories and music from the Emerald Isle – accompanied by Diane’s long time collaborator Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp

wearetheworld Join In

Multi- Cultural Story/Songs from around the world encourage everyone to join-in!

No matter what the time of year, you can find a reason to celebrate with one of Diane’s acclaimed storytelling performances. These programs are especially suited for early elementary and younger age ranges.

appleTall Fall Tales

This charming performance features fall colors, the star in the apple and a fun-filled story about a girl who just can’t sit still.

Once Upon a WintertimeOnce Upon A Wintertime

These tales of wintertime fun range from the fairytale “Snow White and Rose Red” to stories of folksy New England escapades.

springbird Welcome in the Spring

This program weaves together the best of spring folklore, nature tales and contemporary stories to create the perfect accompaniment for this joyful season.

summersunSummer Escapades

Celebrate the great outdoors with this fun-filled performance featuring some of Diane’s best-loved nature stories.

diane-as-witchOnce Upon a Halloween

Unusual stories filled with fun, chills and thrills appropriate for family audiences ages five and up.

treeornamentsTales of Christmas Magic

A rich performance of fanciful tales full of holiday magic and fun. Follow the adventures of Johnny Molasses, a very adventurous Christmas tree ornament and take part in a Santa Claus adventure!

Looking for something special for a “Bring your PJs” storytime? Consider Sweet Dreams: Favorite Bedtime Tales.

bedtime-colorSweet Dreams: Favorite Bedtime Tales

Favorite fairytales perfectly suited for a younger family audience