Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story!

“Once Upon A Fairy Tale!”

Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb entertains young and old with this delightful re-telling of unusual fairy tales. From enchanted bears, to determined princesses, to Jack’s hilarious adventure when he gets dancing bugs instead of beans – Once Upon a Time has never been this fun!

Winner of both the national and regional Circle of Excellence award for her storytelling, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. “A storyteller in the grand tradition… Edgecomb is an entire cast rolled into one!” Publisher’s Weekly.

Library quote : Dear Diane, Thank YOU! Our patrons have been raving about your visit to Berlin! Sara Foster Berlin Public Library, Berlin, MA

Bring a follow-up workshop to your staff or audience members. Diane’s follow-up workshop: “Tell Me A Story” with interactive storytelling activities and games that have everyone on their feet and sharing a story by the end. This workshop can be for families and children held after the storytelling performance or can be brought as an in-depth training for staff and area librarians in expressive and storytelling techniques. Diane is a master storyteller and workshop leader with over thirty years of experience.

“Folktale Superheroes!”

Superheroes Summer Reading Diane Edgecomb Storyteller 2015What do cultures around the world have in common? Folktale Superheroes!!! Long before the Superheroes of today, people used their SUPER IMAGINATIONS to create folktales about beings with extraordinary powers. Anansi the entertaining Spider God from Africa has web-spinning adventures just like Spiderman. He captures the invisible fairy and the snake that swallows people so that all the stories in the world can be set free. Ninja Turtles have nothing on Jabuti the flute-playing tortoise from the Amazon rainforest, he saves the other animals from a monster while teaching the audience how to dance, sing and defeat those who abuse their power and Tian, the Lord of the Cranes from China, gives to the poor just like Robin Hood. Celebrate our common love of story with these exciting and engaging multi-cultural tales.

“Diane’s skill in movements, mime and voice all provided an indelible variety to her performance. Her storytelling was full of humor and rich characterizations that kept the …children grasping for more and participating to their heart’s content” The Woonsocket Call, Woonsocket, RI

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“To say that your performance was the highlight of our summer reading program doesn’t do you enough justice! I don’t know who had more fun – the parents or the children. We can’t wait to have you return.” –Kim Ballantine, Children’s Librarian, Lincoln Public Library, RI