with Diane Wolkstein
Well-told stories entertain, teach, heal, nourish the
soul and take us on great adventures. To know a good
story is to have a treasure no one can take away. Telling
the right story at the right moment is the work of the
This workshop with master storyteller and teacher Diane
Wolkstein is for everyone who loves stories, wants to
hear more stories, or wants to learn to tell stories.
We will experiment with different storytelling techniques-verbal
and physical—and each person will have an opportunity
to tell a story. Wolkstein will discuss approaches to
developing your storytelling talents and describe different
genres of story. She will also tell stories.
Diane Wolkstein was the co-founder of the New York
City Storytelling Center
Whether telling fairy tales or epics, Diane speaks
from the heart of the story. She was the co-founder
of the NYC Storytelling center and started the first
workshops on storytelling for the International Storytelling
Center in Jonesborough, TN. She’s received the
Award for Excellence in storytelling and has taught
mythology and storytelling at New York University, Sarah
Lawrence, The New School, and began the storytelling
program at Bank St. College of Education.
Performer, Author, Scholar, Innovator. In the seventies,
Diane was the first folk tale collector to include the
storytellers and their storytelling in her now classic
collection, The Magic Orange Tree. In the eighties,
she collaborated with S.N. Kramer to offer us the very
first and only written epic of the goddess, Inanna from
ancient Iraq. And in her latest book, Treasures of the
Heart, she presents a new vision and interpretation
of Biblical stories.