Ford to appear at Lititz Storytelling Fest

By on September 19, 2018

Five masters of the art of storytelling will be featured at this year’s Lititz Storytelling Festival, set for Sept. 28 and 29.

Concerts featuring all five storytellers will take place both evenings at 7 p.m. at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center. The cost per ticket is $20 for adults, and $10 for students in grades K through 12.

Throughout the morning and afternoon on Sept. 29, workshops with each of the individual artists will be held at multiple locations around town. Each venue has its own admission fee. Visit lititzsf.org for details.

Weekend pass — Includes entry to all events on Sept. 28 and 29. Cost is $60 for adults and $20 for students in grades K through 12.

Each week leading up to the fest, we’ll be posting a profile of one of the guest storytellers. This week, meet…

Lyn Ford

National storyteller Lyn Ford returns to the Lititz Storytelling Festival for 2018. In addition to storytelling, Ford is a workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, teaching artist and member of the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Program, and also serves as a mentor for Thurber House’s young author camps and workshops.

Lyn shares, in her words, “’Home-Fried Tales’ &tstr;well-known, unknown, homegrown or my own” — stories seasoned with humor, hope and heart. Her stories are often interactive experiences for her listeners. Many are enhanced with call-and-response or choral response activities, sound effects and rhythms from small percussive instruments, songs or rhymes.

Ford has been a featured storyteller regionally and nationally, including the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah; the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee; the Talk Story Festivals and Camp in Hawaii; conferences of the National Association of Black Storytellers; the International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, and many others.

Learn more about her at storytellerlynford.com.

VIP session

On Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., a VIP reception with the storytellers will be held in the Lititz Historical Foundation’s Oehme Gardens. This is a 21-and-older event and costs $50 per person. Only 50 tickets are available for this session.

The fest is presented by The Warwick Education Foundation. Tickets to the Lititz Storytelling Festival can be purchased at lititzsf.org.

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