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Lyn Ford - Storyteller

Lyn Ford


Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller; she found her heart and learned her skills with the elder storytellers in her Affrilachian (African American Appalachian) family. Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, a writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors, and an Ohio teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE). Lyn shares the oral tradition with interaction, rhythm and rhyme, humor, personal history, and heart. Lyn incorporates these skills in her work as a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, in presentations titled “Laughter and Stories”.

Lyn has performed at storytelling and education conferences and storytelling festivals across the United States, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, and the Talk Story Festival in Hawaii; Lyn has also shared her stories at the Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland. Lyn calls her stories “Home-Fried Tales” to honor her father, who was a terrible cook, and the best storyteller she ever heard.

Affrilachian Tales Briar Patch Hot Wind
Lyn Ford - Storyteller




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