Lyn Ford

Lynette (Lyn) Ford's “Home-Fried Tales” are gaining national recognition. Her adaptations of folktales "from many places and many faces," as well as her original stories from her childhood are shared with audiences of all ages throughout Ohio and beyond its borders. Lyn's interactive storytelling style encourages language and literacy skills, creative writing, and an appreciation for the oral tradition among all types of learners. A member of international, national, and state storytelling organizations, including the National Storytelling Association and the National Association of Black Storytellers, Lyn is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop presenter at universities, education conferences, and storytelling festivals. Lyn is a "new national voice" at the 2003 National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborogh, TN. She is also the first storyteller in the state of Ohio to be nominated for a Governor's Award for the Arts (2000).

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