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Dis

cography
Discography

Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back, Werewolf Studios, 2006

Penny For Your Thoughts, Werewolf Studios, 2005

Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2, Werewolf Studios, 2003
Aesop, Alive & Well, Black Eyed Pig Studio, 2001

Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders, Black Eyed Pig Studio, 2000
Knick-Knack Paddy Whack, Black Eyed Pig Studio, 1997

Sapelo: Time is Winding Up, Olde West Studios 1992

Favorite Stories , Olde West Studios, 1991


Featured on:

Living on Earth, National Public Radio,  December, 2002

Timeless Wisdom Tales, Vol II, by Dr. Kumuda Reddy, Samhita Productions, 1999
"Why the Sky is So High" on Rainbow Tales, (audiocassette & CD), Rounder Records, 1997.
"Brer Tiger and the Big Wind" on Sierra Storytelling Festival Best of 1987, Bennett House
"The Knee High Man" on StorySpinners, Course Crafters Inc., 1997

Anthologies
Anthologies
Ready to Tell Tales, Holt & Mooney, August House, 1994
African
Americans: Voices of Triumph-Creative Fire, Time-Life Books, 1994
The Language of Literature, McDougal Littell, 1997,
The Storyteller´s Guide, Holt & Mooney, August House, 1996

Videos
Videos

African Story Journey: Across Time and Place, Filmic Archives, 1997
African Story Journey: The American South, Filmic Archives, 1997
African Story Magic, Family Home Entertainment, 1992
The Twentieth Anniversary of the National Storytelling Festival, (interview) Hometown Entertainment, 1994
Tell Me a Story, Vol. 2, Hometown Entertainment, 1995.
A Storytelling Treasury, Vol. 3, National Storytelling Press, 1993




Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors

2008 Children's Music Web Award for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

2008 Storytelling World Winner Award  for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back 

2008 Grammy Nomination for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back 

2007 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Wickety Whack-Brer 

          Rabbit is Back

2007 iParenting Media Award for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back

2007 Parents' Choice Gold Award for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back

2007 American Library Association's Notable Children's Recording Award 

           for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back

2006 Parents' Choice Recommended Award for Penny For Your Thoughts

2006 Storytelling World Winner Award for You Never Know......on Penny For

           Your Thoughts

2005 National Association of Black Storytellers Zora Neale Hurston Award

2004 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Knick Knack Paddy

          Whack 2

2004 iParenting Media Award Winner for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

2004 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

2003 National Youth Storytelling  Pegasus Award for

          Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders

2002 National Storytelling Network Oracle Circle of Excellence Award

2002 Storytelling World Honor Award for Aesop Alive & Well

2002-2004 California Arts Council Touring Artist Roster Selection

2001 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Aesop Alive & Well

2001 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Aesop Alive & Well

2001 Storytelling World Winner Award for Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders

2000 American Library Association Booklist Editors' Choice 2000 Selection   

          for Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders

2000 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Yes M'am, Respect for

          the Elders

2000 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders
1999-2000 California Arts Council Touring Artist Roster
1998 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Knick-Knack Paddy

          Whack
1998 Parents' Choice Gold Award for Knick-Knack Paddy Whack 
1996-1998
California Arts Council Touring Artist Roster
1994 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1993 American Library Association Notable Recording Award for Favorite

          Stories
1993 American Library
Assoc. Notable Recording Award for Sapelo: Time is

          Winding UpWWWi
1992 Parents' Choice Gold Award for Favorite Stories

1989 Festival 2000 Grant (NEA)

Selected Performances
Selected Performances

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Kirkland Performing Arts Center,
Kirkland, WA
Open House at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Sierra Storytelling Festival, Nevada City, CA
Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Indianapolis, IN
Connecticut Storytelling Festival, New London, CT
High Mountain Bluegrass Festival,
Westcliffe, CO
Pleasanton Performing Arts Series, Pleasanton, CA
The Music Hall, Portsmouth,NH
Dartmouth University, Hanover,NH
Weber State Storytelling Festival,
Ogden, UT
Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN
Hawaii State Library System, Hawaii

Music Center on Tour, Los Angeles, CA
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Jacob´s Pillow, Beckett,MA
Highland College, Freeport, IL
National Storytelling Conference, 
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Orem, UT
Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN
Ojai Storytelling Festival,
Ojai, CA

Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival, Rock Hill, SC

Florida Storytelling Camp,  Leesburg, FL

Pasadena Symphony Association, Pasadena, CA

Smithsonian Folklife Festival,  Washington, DC

 

International Performances

First International  Storytelling & Spoken Word Festival, Goree, Senegal
Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival, New Zealand
Dunya Festival, Holland
Graz Erzahlt, 
Graz, Austria
The Berkeley Educational Society, Bermuda
Australian School Library Association, Australia
Ljungby Berattarfestival, Sweden

Asian Congress of Storytellers, Singapore

Festival International du Conte et de la Parole, Bobigny, France

Lower Austria Storytelling Festival,  Vienna, Austria

Dreamon Productions Tour, Colombia

International Children's Festival, Saskatoon, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Critics Corner
Critics Corner
"Unusually engaging program in which she received not only one, but two standing ovations on opening night"
Oakland Tribune

"An important American Talent...unique...electric...soul stirring...brilliant...I was spellbound"
Gerald E. Snider Ph.D.
Johnson College, Kansas

"I hope you know how popular you were with every audience, how you ignited the crowd every time you stood up,
how magic and compelling you were (and are) as a storyteller...we were in the palm of your hands"

Peg O´Sullivan
Connecticut Storytelling Festival

"Thank you for your superb performances. Everyone loved you. Your personality, compassion, and love for
others came through every time someone talked with you, or listened to one of your stories."

George Nelson
Northern Prairie Storytelling Festival

"The Spiritual singing was one of the most memorable hours of my life" "Diane Ferlatte was great for culture
because we could all relate to differences and equality"
"Diane was brilliant"

Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival, New Zealand

"You have the uncanny ability of making every single member of the audience feel like you are talking to them personally, as if in their own front room and then suddenly being able to switch gear to the role of orator addressing a whole hall of people. You are indeed a communicator extraordinary!"
Paul Armstrong
Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

"I was sure impressed by how many subtle but critical messages you were able to communicate"
Design For Sharing
UCLA´s Performing Arts

"Truly a masterful storyteller...a significant contribution to the success of the conference"
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

"The college has not stopped singing or signing since you left...a smashing success...a lasting impression"
Broward College, Florida

"Your storytelling presentation was the perfect closing event for the conference. Participants loved it.
A few of the many written comments:`This was so affirming, nurturing, and exciting,´
`Fantastic,´`Magnificent,´ and `The best thing at the conference.´"

Education Training Research Associates

 

 

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