Lyn Ford is a national storyteller, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker, Ohio teaching artist and member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Program, and mentor for Thurber House’s young author camps and workshops. She shares “HOME-FRIED TALES”–well-known, unknown, home-grown, or my own”–stories seasoned with humor, hope, and heart.
Ford’s stories are often interactive experiences for her listeners. Many are enhanced with call-and-response or choral-response activities, sound effects and rhythms from small percussive instruments, songs, or rhymes.
Ford has been a featured teller at: the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah; the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee; the Talk Story Festivals and Talk Story Camp in Hawaii; conferences of the National Association of Black Storytellers; the International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, and many other events.