Diane Wolkstein


An interpreter of life



Diane Wolkstein (November 11th, 1942 – January 31st, 2013) was more than a storyteller — she was an interpreter of life. In a career that lasted forty–five yearts, Diane occupied a unique place in the world of storytelling and literature. Through her performances, teaching, books, and recordings, she played a major role in the renewed interest in mythology and the modern storytelling movement. Whether recounting epics, trickster stories or fairy tales, Diane entered and spoke from the heart of each story she told.

This is Diane’s official website, which is now dedicated to her memory. We are now in the midst of making changes to the site, most of it to reflect her passing. Please note that there may be some links and pages that do not work correctly right now; we are working to get them fixed. We thank you for bearing with us during the rehabilitation of our site.

And now we invite you to learn more about Diane.

Photograph courtesy of and ©2012 Philip David Morgan.