Lyn Ford

Specialty: Affrilachian Tales

Fourth-generation storyteller Lynette (Lyn) Ford is a teaching artist with the Ohio Teaching Artists Roster, a writer and anthologist, a Thurber House mentor to young writers, a storytelling and story-writing coach, and a certified laughter yoga teacher.

For 30 years, Lyn has provided stories, workshops, and keynote presentations for libraries and schools, universities, education and literacy conferences, and some of the most prestigious storytelling conferences and festivals in the United States, Australia, and Ireland. Lyn has also shared stories and tips for telling in sessions for Achud Macht Neu in Berlin, Germany, and is included in their publication, “Our 2030: Stories From the Future”.

Lyn’s awards include two National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Awards, the first for leadership and service, and the second the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award. Lyn feels honored that this work is recognized by her inclusion in the National Association of Black Storytellers’ Circle of Elders and the National Writers Project National Writers Council.