Diane has given music workshops and demonstrations on the 5, 10 and 36 string-kantele (Finnish folk harp) all across the U.S and in Canada.
She is also the author of Divining the Landscape (New Rivers Press), Ancient Wonders, the Modern World (Red Dragonfly Press), The Tender Wild Things (New Rivers Press) recipient of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association book award in poetry and swift, bright, drift (Red Dragonfly Press). Her new book, The Way She Told Her Story (New Rivers Press) is forthcoming in 2017. She has received artist initiative and fellowship grants in writing from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
She is a teaching artist with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and an instructor with Poetry-Scapes, a creative, interactive, multidisciplinary approach to making poetry with paper art for all ages including students in classrooms, churches, parks and assisted-living communities.
She has worked for the past thirty years with a wide range of poets, writers, students, musicians and artists. She has presented poetry readings at community colleges, universities, colleges and literary festivals. She has given poetry workshops and classes working with a range of ages from young children to older adults.