Diane leads workshops regularly 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 not only to give performances including her Living Myth Events: ‘Storying the Landscape’ but to give workshops to nature educators on the many ways to link storytelling to the natural world.
Diane presents a variety of hands on workshops for both seasoned storytellers and beginners. Topics focus on vocal expressiveness, creating believable characterizations and more.
A leader in nature and environmental storytelling for over twenty years, Diane has tailored these workshops for those who work in nature, science and environmental education.
“Thank you so much for your outstanding work with Squantum School students and staff during the past two days. You are a wonderful storyteller. The classroom visit further enhanced the student’s understanding and the teacher workshop was super! All of us learned so much.” – Diane Willard, Squantum School teacher, Squantum, MA
Diane leads one-on-one private coaching for those wishing to develop their storytelling skills and enhance stage-presence. Sessions focus on problem solving for upcoming performance pieces and developing the full expressive potential of each individual for each unique story.