Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Diane Ferlatte - Visual Storytelling
An internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte has traveled the globe, from Europe to Singapore & Malaysia, from Australia & New Zealand to Colombia and Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, and of course all over the United States. She believes that telling and listening to each other’s stories not only enables us to learn about each other, but also to understand each other better. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal stories as well as many tales from across the globe. Having a background in music as well as American Sign Language, Diane frequently incorporates both into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.
Awards: 2007 Grammy Nominee, National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, National Association of Black Storyteller’s Zora Neale Hurston Award, California Arts Council Highest Ranking, as well as Parents Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, and National Parenting Publications awards.