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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

Ready to Tell Tales, Holt & Mooney, August House, 1994
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


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

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

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

Grammy Nomination for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back 

National Parenting Pubs. Gold Award for Wickety Whack-Brer  Rabbit is Back

 iParenting Media Award for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back

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

 American Library Association's Notable Children's Recording Award  for Wickety Whack-Brer Rabbit is Back    

 Parents' Choice Recommended Award for Penny For Your Thoughts

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

  National Association of Black Storytellers Zora Neale Hurston Award

 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

 iParenting Media Award Winner for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2

 National Youth Storytelling  Pegasus Award forYes M'am, Respect for the Elders  

 National Storytelling Network Oracle Circle of Excellence Award

 Storytelling World Honor Award for Aesop Alive & Well

 California Arts Council Touring Artist Roster Selection

 National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Aesop Alive & Well

 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Aesop Alive & Well

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

  American Library Association Booklist Editors' Choice 2000 Selection   

     for Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders

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

 Parents' Choice Silver Award for Yes M'am, Respect for the Elders
National Parenting Publications Gold Award for Knick-Knack Paddy
 Parents' Choice Gold Award for Knick-Knack Paddy Whack 
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
American Library Association Notable Recording Award for Favorite  Stories
American Library Assoc. Notable Recording Award for Sapelo: Time is Winding Up
Parents' Choice Gold Award for Favorite Stories

Festival 2000 Grant (NEA)

Selected Performances
Selected Performances

Storytelling Festival of Carolina, Laurinburg, NC ***

Tahoe Arts Project, South Lake Tahoe, CA  ***
Kirkland Performing Arts Center,
Kirkland, WA
Open House at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Sierra Storytelling Festival, Nevada City, CA ***
Storytelling Arts of Indiana,  Indianapolis, IN ***
Connecticut Storytelling Festival, New London, CT
High Mountain Bluegrass Festival,
Westcliffe, CO
Bay Area Storytelling Festival,  Bay Area, CA ***
The Music Hall, Portsmouth,NH

National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference, Baltimore, MD ***
Dartmouth University, Hanover,NH
Weber State Storytelling Festival,
Ogden, UT ***

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

University of California, Berkeley, CA

PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, Federal Way, WA
Mariposa Storytelling Festival,  Mariposa, CA ***

Highland College, Freeport, IL
National Storytelling Conference, ***
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival, Happy Valley, OR.
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Orem, UT ***
Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN
Ojai Storytelling Festival,
Ojai, CA ***

Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival, Rock Hill, SC ***

Red River Revel Arts Festival,  Shreveport, LA

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts,  West Palm Beach, FL

Skirball Cultural Center,  Los Angeles, CA

Front Porch Storytelling Festival,   Florence, AL ***

Pasadena Symphony Association, Pasadena, CA

Smithsonian Folklife Festival,  Washington, DC


Selected International Performances

Sigana International Storytelling Festival,  Nairobi, Kenya
Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival, New Zealand ***
Dunya Festival, Holland
Graz Erzahlt, 
Graz, Austria ***
The Berkeley Educational Society, Bermuda

Kwesukela Storytelling Indaba, Johannesburg, South Africa
Australian School Library Association, Australia

International Storytelling Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
Ljungby Berattarfestival, Sweden

Asian Congress of Storytellers, Singapore ***

Fest Internation du Conte et de la Parole, Goree Senegal, Bobigny France ***

Lower Austria Storytelling Festival,  Vienna, Austria ***

University of British Columbia,  Vancouver, Canada

Sydney International Storytelling Conference, Sydney, Australia ***

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

Ananse Sound Splash, Kingston, Jamaica ***

Under the Aaladamaraa International Festival, Bengaluru, Chenai, Pune, India

*** Multiple Appearances

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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