Artistic Name:
Lyn Ford
Lynette Ford
Phone number:
Celular :
P.O. Box 737 Reynoldsburg OH 43068-0737

Home-Fried Tales, rooted in my family's multicultural African American/Appalachian (Afrilachian )oral traditions, and their source tales in Cherokee, Choctaw, African, European, and the Caribbean storytelling, include:

Rabbit Tales Retold - adventures of the trickster hero known to some as Brer Rabbit.

Let's Throw Stories - adaptations of folktales from the African Diaspora.

Now Let Me Fly - lesser-known stories from the paths of the Underground Railroad.

Spookers & Haints - silly stories of things that go bump in the night, or creepier stories and ghostly adventures for the mature listener.

Stewpot Stories - a delicious offering of stories from many places and many faces.

Storytelling suited to your programming needs.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

Storyteller and teaching artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Ohio) for almost 20 years, and the state-based collaborative with the Kennedy Center since 2006.

First storyteller in the state of Ohio to be nominated for a Governor's Award for the Arts (2000).

Storyteller/mentor for young writers at the Thurber Center in Columbus.

Residencies in schools for The Cincinnati Playhouse (theater in Cincinnati, Ohio).

Two appearances as Storyteller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Appearances as a featured teller at: The National Association of Black Storytellers annual festival and conference, held in various cities; The Mariposa Storytelling Festival in California; The Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival in Ireland; the Talk Story Festival in Hawaii; the St. Louis Storytelling Festival in Missouri; The Four Corners Storytelling Festival in New Mexico; The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival in Pennsylvania; The National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee; The Tejas Storytelling Festival in Texas; The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, and many other festival and conference venues.

Annual appearances for library summer reading programs, public and private schools and universities, childcare centers and adult care facilities, correctional institutions, and anywhere a tale can be told.

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
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My work is included in:

The August House Book of Scary Stories . Liz Parkhurst, Editor . August House Inc., Atlanta GA, 2009.

The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum. Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson, and Diane Williams, Editors. Libraries Unlimited, Westport CT, 2006.

Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom. Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson, and Diane Williams, Editors. Libraries Unlimited, Westport CT, 2009.

Sayin' Somethin': Stories from The National Association of Black Storytellers. LInda Goss, Dylan Pritchett, and Caroliese Frink Reed, Editors. Morris Publishing, Kearney NE, 2006.

Storytelling and QAR Strategies, by Phyllis Hostmeyer and Marilyn Kinsella. Libraries Unlimited, Westport CT, 2011.

In the past five years, Lyn has also written several articles for the National Storytelling Network's Storytelling Magazine.

Award-winning CDs:

When the Gourd Broke: Common Sense Stories, by Lyn Ford. Lyn Ford, Columbus OH, 2005.

Cultures in Collision: Tales of Conflict & Resolution, in collaboration with Jeff Gere and Alton Chung, with Les Adams on piano. Jeff Gere, Honolulu HI, 2008.




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