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In the Groves: Tree Myths and Music at The Arnold Arboretum

June 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Diane Edgecomb,along with Celtic harper, Margot Chamberlain, perform In the Groves: World Stories and Songs that Celebrate Trees at the Thayer Memorial Library as part of the Rosemary Davis Nature Series This performance, for adults as well as an older family audience, is free and open to the public.About In the Groves: World StoriesCelebrate the deep spirit of trees with this exquisitely crafted…See More
May 31, 2019
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In the Groves: Storytelling and Celtic Harp at The Arnold Arboretum

June 22, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum. Created by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, this Summer Solstice journey takes the audience for a twilight journey along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. The audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves, celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from…See More
May 30, 2019
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Troubadour Day to Celebrate the May! at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

May 18, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm
Enjoy each springtime path with this engaging performance created for Tower Hill’s unique landscape by Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain.This delightful event begins with a Maypole dance to wake up the earth and then takes the audience on a walk through favorite gardens, entertaining travelers with stories and  music from around the world that celebrate our love of flowers. Don’t expect Tower Hill’s signature Greek statuary to be silent!…See More
May 5, 2019
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Flower Legends and Songs of the May at York Public Library

May 5, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
Celebrate flowers and the stories that have been told about them through the ages with this enchanting performance. Winner of the national Oracle award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, master storyteller Diane Edgecomb brings to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers, revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found there. Many flowers are celebrated, from the lamentable Narcissus to a delightful Native American story about the Dandelion. Accompanied…See More
Apr 26, 2019
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Are you a performer of story or listener, both, other? Tell us a bit about yourself...
I have been telling stories professionally for over twenty years.... but I love to listen to tales as well. My areas of interest are Nature and Seasonal Mythology, Celtic and Kurdish tales and True stories that bend the known boundaries of Reality. I have a sub-life as an alternative Theatre Performer hanging upside down by a thread or making masked escapades into the Subway

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At 9:17pm on October 20, 2011, andrea lovett said…
Hi Diane, How are you ? Would love you to come to our fundraiser on Saturday. Consider this your personal Invite.

massmouth is breaking the rule – this is a one-time opportunity to tell your story in costume!  In 2 weeks – Saturday, October 22 – massmouth’s Halloween fundraiser gives you an opportunity to try out a Halloween costume (optional), tell a personal story (optional) and support massmouth (not optional!).



"Feed The Mouth" Fundraiser is happening October 22nd from 6:30pm-9:00pm, in the community room of offices at The Haymarket Building, 42 Seaverns Ave. Jamaica Plain, O2130.

 Transit: Orange Line Green St. Station (0.2 mi walk) or #39 Bus to Myrtle Street and Centre from Copley Sq, or Seaverns and Centre, from Forest Hills (0.1 mi walk)


Our special guest storyteller will be Judith Black, 1st place winner of Big Mouth Off, 2010.


Put your name in the hat for a mini-slam on the theme "spooked".  Bring your 5-minute spine tingling story and you may win a prize.  Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Tickets are $20.00 and available online at

At 2:38pm on March 26, 2010, Cindy Rivka Marshall said…
Hi Diane,
Good to see you at STF.
I loved working with you prior to our shows. Glad your weekend went so well. Want to again some time?
take care,
At 9:44pm on March 16, 2010, Susan Lenoe said…
Dear Diane....great pleasure for me to have you as a friend!! I will be at STF on Sat...hope to see you...thanks for the kindness about the photo...Susan Lenoe
At 8:31pm on March 16, 2010, Tim Van Egmond said…
Hi Diane, good to hear from you!

At 8:40am on March 15, 2010, Karen Chace said…
Thank you for your kind words Diane. I do hope you can join us at the Story Cafe again in the future. Your support is greatly appreciated.

At 6:29am on March 15, 2010, John Porcino said…
Jey Dianne hope it's going well! Will I see you at STF
At 6:11pm on March 5, 2010, ben cunningham said…
hi diane,

it was nice talking with u, it's from the jp coop we know each other.

: )
At 7:15am on February 22, 2010, Vernon L. Cox said…
Thanks for the invite Diane
Hope to see you tonight at the Story Slam
At 12:09pm on February 15, 2010, Kate Chadbourne said…
Hello Storybird! So glad to hear from you and know that you are well & thriving & loving that wind in the door. wishing you well, as ever -
At 11:25pm on November 27, 2009, andrea lovett said…
Welcome Diane, You are now our 125th member. Great you are here.


Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 



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