LYN FORD, STORYTELLER - TELLER OF HOME-FRIED TALES
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Thank you to the folks in Timpanogos, Utah, for their support.






Jeff Gere shared this photo from the spooky storytelling at Talk Story Festival in Hawaii.  Thanks, Jeff!


 








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A special thank-you to Dan Foytik for sharing two of my stories from the Three Rivers Storytelling Festival. www.storylisteners.com/1

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE:
- LET’S THROW STORIES:  Folktale adaptations rooted in African and African American storytelling traditions (for all ages).
- RABBIT TALES RETOLD: Tales of the trickster hero, from Lyn’s storytelling family (for all ages).
- FORTUNATE FOOLS:  Noodleheads and fortunate fools like Janie, Jack, and Juan Bobo in wise yet funny folktales from many places (for all ages).
- FROM AESOP TO ZORA:  STEWPOT STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: folktale adaptations from many places and many faces (for all ages).
- TALES OF EARTH, SEA, AND SKY: Folktales and fiction that lead to an interest in the facts (elementary-school grade levels).
- TELL IT!  FOLKTALES TO COMPARE: A special program of multicultural, transcultural folktales for high school classrooms to enjoy and discuss.
- LET ME FLY: Legends and stories from the paths of the Underground Railroad (adaptable for grade 3 to adult audiences).
- SPOOKERS AND HAINTS: from gentle, silly stories for young ears to strange and creepy tales for the mature listener, according to your needs (unique programs for various age and grade levels).
- A GIFT OF STORIES: tales for all ages, for your holiday season programming.
- PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS!
NEWER PROGRAMS:
Affrilachian Folktales - African American folktales, fables, and fool tales, from the hills and valleys of Appalachia. Humor and heart in stories rooted in my family's storytelling traditions
Turtle-shell Tales - African and African American tales of the folksy and fabled turtle or tortoise. Silly stories include rhythm and rhyme, a little history, and a lot of heart.
Let's Have a Story - A version of my "Let's Throw Stories" program, prepped specifically for younger audiences, grades Pre-K - 2. Highly interactive versions of African and Affrilachian folktales about critters like Rabbit, Turtle, Frog, Bear, Fox, Wolf, and Spider, geared to little ones and the big folks who love them.
How?Why?Huh??? Animal Pourquoi Tales - For elementary school-aged participants and writing sessions, a collection of diverse animal folktales about how some critters came to be the way they are.  

  • STUDENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS:  These “playshops” can be shared as single-class or single-grade experiences, or as part of three-day to weeklong residencies.  Playshops (interactive workshops) link the gifts of the oral tradition and literary resources with:
  • STORYTELLERS’ PARTICIPATORY SESSIONS AND OTHER WORKSHOPS: Click on WORKSHOPS and get the latest list.


  • WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS, MENTORS AND TEACHING STORYTELLERS are available primarily through my work as a member of the Ohio Alliance For Arts Education's Community Education/Artists-in-Schools program.
For more information, go to www.oaae.net or call 614-224-2809. 
   
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