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Diane Wolkstein is one of the world’s most preminent storytellers and the award-winning author of more than 30 books, CDs, and DVDs. From amusing children’s tales to epic adventures for adults, Wolkstein has performed and collected stories on five continents. Her lively and illuminating presentations have become as legendary as the annual storytelling performances she has given in New York’s Central Park for the past 30 years.
Her storytelling career began while studying pantomime in Paris, where she also told Bible stories to children. Throughout her more long career as a storyteller she’s been known for her meticulous research, as well as her great range in repertoire. In 2007, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg named June 22nd of that year “Diane Wolkstein Day,” in honor of Diane’s 40 years of storytelling. Since 1967, Diane has occupied a unique place in the world of storytelling and literature, and has played a major role in the renewed interest in mythology and the modern storytelling movement.
She has been the subject of numerous documentaries and features, and has appeared on radio and television networks such as ABC (20/20, Good Morning America), BBC Radio 4 (Tales from the Statue), CBS (Sunday Morning News), CBC Radio One, CNN, NBC (Today), PBS (Storytime), and has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio.
Diane tours worldwide, performing, giving keynote speeches, and holding workshops on myth and storytelling. She is also the award–winning author of 23 books, including The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales and Inanna, Queen of Heaven, and numerous CDs and DVDs. Her latest DVD is A Storyteller’s Story, and her latest CD is the long–awaited album of stories from The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales. Diane is also the epicycle editor of Parabola Magazine.