LYN FORD, STORYTELLER - TELLER OF HOME-FRIED TALES

MAY 1 IS WORLD LAUGHTER DAY!  MAY 4 IS STAR WARS DAY..."MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!"...HAHAHA!...Okay, if it doesn't make sense to you, please know I understand.  But you do understand Spring Fever, yes?  Find something that makes you happy, hold onto it for dear life, and fly with it!  But when giddy turns to downright dangerously goofy, remember that it's also good to keep your feet on the ground.  MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!

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Travelin' to Tell!

Most of my work this May is in schools or private venues and events.  That means I finally get to work and play in the yard, catch up on the spring cleaning that I began in February (tryin' to get an early start...yeah, that didn't work), throw out paperwork and plan studio time, organize the basement (I know there are shelves down there somewhere, but I can't get to them because of all the craft and workshop and holiday and kids' stuff), and sleep in my own bed. 

Ah, such luxurious livin'!

"WHAT STORIES TO TELL" was as grand as its setting!
THE WEST VIRGINIA STORYTELLING GUILD PRESENTED…
NATIONAL STORYTELLER LYNETTE FORD
7:30 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
THE FRANK AND JANE GABOR WEST VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE CENTER
FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY
with 
WEST VIRGINIA STORYTELLING GUILD MEMBERS
MIKALENA ZUCKETT
STAS ZIOLKOWSKI
JAMES FROEMEL
Thank you to all who made this event such a beautiful experience, and thanks to all who attended the next day's workshops!

In the coming year...
AS OF FEBRUARY 22, 2016, I AM OFFICIALLY A CERTIFIED LAUGHTER YOGA TEACHER!  YAY!!!  Workshops, CLYL Leadership Training, Interactive Keynotes...Yeah, I'm ready to share even more love and laughter with y'all!  Contact me at friedtales2@gmail.com

Look for news of courses, conference keynotes and workshops that encourage your heart, mind, and stories to "Begin with YES"! at
TRANSFORMATIVE LANGUAGE ARTS NETWORK
BIG EVENT COMING SOON!

AND...
NSN CONFERENCE Master classes!  Guess who is facilitating one of them!  I'll be in good company--Geraldine Buckley, Jim May, Leeny Del Seamonds--I would be in one of these sessions, if I weren't doing my own.  Sessions are "5 hours of intensive learning with an expert on the topic and a limited class size for maximum learning opportunity.  These classes will be held on Thursday, July 21st from 1-6 pm in Kansas City, MO at the conference hotel; separate fee required - $100 each." (Thanks, Karin Hensely, for posting this info in the NSN Newsletter!)

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.)

Get full master class descriptions: http://www.storynet.org/conference/master-classes.html

To register, use the online form: http://www.storynet.org/conference/registration.html or call 800-525-4514, ext. 306.

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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 LOOKING FORWARD TO A BUSY YEAR IN 2016! I'M ALSO LOOKING INTO 
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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