Media, Honors, Residencies Venues

TV & Radio Appearances

(in alphabetical order, arranged by broadcaster or producer)

ABC News (Disney, United States)
20/20, 1978
Good Morning America, 1998

Australian Broadcasting Corporation — Radio National
Late Night Live (with Phillip Adams), 1995, 1996, 2011

BBC Radio 4 (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Tales from the Statue (documentary), 2003

CBC Radio One (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
This Morning, 1991

CBS Television (United States)
CBS News Sunday Morning (with Charles Kuralt), 1992
(to celebrate Diane’s 25th year of storytelling)

CNN (Cable News Network)
Feature story, 1992

KCET–TV (Los Angeles)
Storytime (PBS national series), 1994

Lichtenstein Creative Media (syndicator/producer)
The Infinite Mind (heard on select public radio stations), 2000

WAMC–FM (NPR, Albany, New York)
The Roundtable, December 19, 2003

WNBC–TV/DT (Comcast, New York City)
Today (New York regional segments), June 1993 and May 7, 1999

Stories from Many Lands, 1968–1981
The Brian Lehrer Show, December 30, 2003

WOR–AM (New York City)
The Joey Reynolds Show, December 20, 2003

WRHU–FM (Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York)
The Janice Buckner Learn–Along Radio Show, August 15, 1998
(with Philip David Morgan as guest presenter)

Wisconsin Public Radio (United States)
Ideas Network (with Jean Faraca), August 25, 1999
Here on Earth, December 7, 2003

(Also numerous storytelling performances and interviews on National Public Radio and its affiliated stations and networks from 1979 onward)

Interviews in Print

Read It Again, Mom: Dont stint on the art of storytelling, New York Magazine, week of June 22, 2008.

Story Wizards: Talking with Diane Wolkstein, by Bob Reiser, The Museletter, volume 20, no. 2, May/June 2008.

Toda el mundo es bienvenido: Una entrevista con Diane Wolkstein (Interview by Regina Ress), Tantágora, Spring 2007.

The Making of Esthers Story (interview by Joan Leotta), Storytelling Magazine, March 1996.

Her Story, and Sticking to It, by Don McDonald, New York Post, June 5, 1992.

Inanna as a Woman of Power (interview by Regina Ress), The Quest, Spring 1990.

Awards & Honors

Diane Wolkstein Day (June 22, 2007, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for 40 years of service to the families of New York City)

International Authors & Writers Whos Who

National Storytelling Associations Excellence in Storytelling Award (1996)

Action Poets (Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1994

Smith College Centennial Award: Women Who Make a Difference (1991)

New York Academy of Sciences, Honorable Mention (1972)

Marshall Grant (1969)

Bank Street College of Education, M.A. (1967)

Smith College, B.A. Theatre (1964)


Yaddow (1994)

MacDowell (1993)

Virginia Colony for the Creative Arts (1980, 1987, 1989, 1993)

Cummington Colony for the Arts (1984, 1985)

Lithgow & Osborne Fellowship (1976)

Performance & Presentation Venues


Brooklyn College, New York City

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

City University of New York (Graduate Center)

Dominican University of California (where the opera The Descent of Inanna was performed)

Douglas University

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

McGill University, Montréal (Québec), Canada

New York University

Pace University, New York

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California

Rutgers University (State University of New Jersey)

Seattle University, Seattle, Washington State

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

SUNY Rockland Community College/Center for Jewish Life

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Mississippi at Hattiesburg

University of New Mexico at Albuquerque

University of Tennessee (Center for Children & Young Adult Literature), Knoxville, Tennessee

University of Wyoming at Laramie

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, California

Jewish Public Library, Montréal (Québec), Canada

New York Public Library/Donnell Library Center

Pleasanton Public Library, Pleasanton, California

Toronto Public Library, Toronto (Ontario), Canada

West Orange Public Library, West Orange, New Jersey

Other Performance Venues

American Museum of Folk Art, New York City

American Museum of Natural History (Kauffman Auditorium), New York City

Asia Society, New York City

Austin Area Inter–Religious Ministries, Austin, Texas

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Greenwich Village, New York City

Battery Park City (Rector Park), New York City

British Museum, London, England

C. G. Jung Foundation, New York City; Austin, Texas; San Francisco, California; Sydney and Perth, Australia

Camden Ceilidh 2007, London, England

Canios Books, Sag Harbor (Long Island), New York

Central Michigan Story Festival

Central Park (Conservatory Water / Statue of Hans Christian Andersen), New York City

The Coffee Club, New York City

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, New Jersey

Interfaith Center of New York

ISE Cultural Foundation, New York City

Jefferson Market Gardens, New York City

Jewish Community Center (International Carlebach Festival), New York City

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City

Madison Jewish Center Hebrew School, Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City

National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee

Open Hand Theater, Syracuse, New York

Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, California

Provincetown Playhouse (New York University), New York City

Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas

Scandinavia House (American Scandinavian Foundation), New York City

Singapore International Storytelling Festival (2012), Singapore

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Storytelling Center, Inc. of New York City (various locations)

Sufi Bookstore, New York City

Tales of Graz Storytelling Festival, Graz, Austria

Temple Israel, Duluth, Minnesota

Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York City

The Theater Project, Brunswick, Maine

Theosophical Society, London, England

Tibet House US, New York City

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, Stony Brook (Long Island), New York

University Settlement, New York City

Vancouver Storytelling Festival, Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

Every effort is made to update and expand these listings, and we will welcome any additions or corrections that may have escaped us.