LYN FORD, STORYTELLER - TELLER OF HOME-FRIED TALES

Be a Hero!  READ!  That's the theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Club at the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries
Lyn will be featured at several branch libraries for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Programs -  All programs are free, and all are at 2 PM this summer.  Come and enjoy some stories from Lyn on:

6/21 at the New Albany Branch
6/22 (for ages 12 - 17) at the Shepard Branch
6/23 at the Reynoldsburg Library Branch
6/27 at the Shepard Branch
6/28 at the Marion-Franklin Branch
8/04 at the Main Library Branch 




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Travelin' to Tell!
I'm excited about the whole month of August! Lots of good stuff happening, but some leave me totally gob-smacked!  
  • I'm always thrilled to be invited to one of the very best storytelling events in the country.  It's always family friendly and jam-packed with powerful voices of all ages sharing stories--12, yes, TWELVE well-loved names will be there, as well as young storytellers who are already great practitioners of the spoken word. TIMPANOGOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE 2016 will be another fantabulous event!  I'm travelin' to tell there at the end of August.  For more information, go to timpfest.org
  • THE TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS NETWORK POWER OF WORDS CONFERENCE, AUGUST 12 - 14.    This is becoming one of my favorite places to share, learn, and simply embrace the power of the spoken, written, and sung word.  For more info, go to http://tlanetwork.org/
  • SCHOHARIE CROSSING STORYTELLING will be a new experience for me, but I already feel welcome and truly honored to be listed on their Summer 2016 roster of storytellers!  My date there, near Albany NY, is Sunday, August 21.  Info is available at nysparks.com/events/ 

I've got a quotation listed in a new publication!  Go to http://smalltoothdog.com/our-books/storytellers-journal-number/ for Sean Buvala's latest publication:
 Storyteller’s Journal #1: What You Should Know
It's a write-in journal for spoken-word storytellers.  I've got my copy!  Love it!  


NSN CONFERENCE Master classes were a big hit!  Geraldine Buckley, Jim May, Leeny Del Seamonds--I would have been in one of these sessions, if I weren't doing my own.  These classes were held on Thursday, July 21st from 1-6 pm in Kansas City, MO at the conference hotel. 2017 events?  After the planners, committee members, volunteers, and membership get a rest (KC was HOT!  So were the Fringe programs!), look for news at www.storynet.org!
Lyn Ford - Educating the Mind and Heart: Storytelling's Creative Keys to Socio-Emotional Skills (for anyone working with K-12 grades youth; storytellers, educators, mentors, etc.)


My second collection of Affrilachian tales, BEYOND THE BRIAR PATCH, and my third book, HOT WIND, BOILING RAIN, are on sale!  Thank you to Parkhurst Brothers, Inc. Publishers! You can order directly from their catalogue at www.parkhurstbrothers.com

 COMING in 2016...BOO-TICKLE TALES!

I'M STILL CREATING A NEW PRODUCT PAGE-- PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH THIS TECHNO-TODDLER--SLOW & STEADY MAY ANNOY YOU, BUT IT GETS THE JOB DONE.


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