One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement and song while her warmth and invitation to participate brings today’s family audiences into the heart of the moment. Diane has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center. She is the winner of the ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver. Aside from her work as a storyteller, Diane is a published author avid gardener and bird enthusiast! She is also the author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.
Publisher’s Weekly called her, “an entire cast rolled into one!”

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Diane Edgecomb – Storyteller and Author

BOCES ID

1112

For

K-2, 3-5, Middle school

Categories

Creative Writing, Music, Storytelling, Theatre

Curriculum

ELA, Science, The Arts

Costs

$525 first performance in a day; $350 additional performance. Day-long residency $1150 (three performances or one performance with four workshops)

Dates Available

All year

Program Theme

One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Diane is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing each story to vibrant life. Her engaging performances include elements of theatre, movement, and song, while her warmth and invitation to participate brings students and today’s family audiences into the heart of the story. A featured storyteller on National Public Radio and at the International Storytelling Center Diane has also won the national ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast as well as five Storytelling World awards and a Parent’s Choice Silver. She is the author of “A Fire in My Heart,” the first collection of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.

“A storyteller in the grand tradition, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!” Publisher’s Weekly

Program Description

Entertaining Performances that Enhance Elementary School Curriculum

Diane has a rich variety of nature-based, seasonal, and cultural programs that enrich language arts, science, and social studies curriculum.

For English Core Curriculum: Fairytales, folk legends, and myths enhance encourage imaginative thinking, expression as well as intercultural awareness. Companion workshops in the storytelling art have students on their feet and re-telling a folktale by the end of one session.

Science and Nature based stories impart lessons about the diversity and value of life, and feature engaging characters such as a fast-talking earthworm, a young boy who saves the wetlands near his home, and Maiasaura, the first dinosaur proven to care for her young.

Seasonal tales help younger audiences discover the wonders of an ever-shifting natural world. Each program is interactive, informative, and entertaining, all the while contributing to meaningful learning.

Phone

(617) 522-4335

Address

PO Box 300016, Boston, MA 02130

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