Wolkstein, Diane

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Wolkstein, Diane Gender: F
born on 11 November 1942 at 18:27 (= 6:27 PM )
Place Newark, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w10
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°24 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°18'


Amerikan folklorist and author of children's books, served as New York City's official storyteller from 1968-1971. In this function, Wolkstein visited two of the city's parks each weekday, staging hundreds of one-woman storytelling events. She also had a radio show on WNYC, Stories From Many Lands, from 1968 until 1980, and she helped create the Storytelling Center of New York City.

Wolkstein authored two dozen books, primarily collections of folk tales and legends she gathered during research trips. She made many visits to China, Haiti and Africa.

She died on 31 January 2013, at age 70, following emergency heart surgery in Taiwan while on a trip there.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Heart Attack 31 January 2013 (following emergency heart surgery)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

by email from source which wants to remain anonymous, time from herself


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (radio show on WNYC, Stories From Many Lands, from 1968 until 1980)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature