Diane Edgecomb – Storyteller and Author

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!”

Joseph Bruchac – Author/Storyteller Visit, Native American (Abenaki) writer, storyteller and musician

Northeastern Native American cultures, histories and traditions through my writing and storytelling or workshop programs in which students write their own poems and stories and/or do their own storytelling. Also, themes of respect for one’s self and others, conflict resolution, and character development are built into all of my presentations.