Storyteaching Workshop 2016


with National Storyteller and Teacher, Lyn Ford

The Storyteaching Workshop is an annual opportunity for teachers and parents to hone storytelling skills and explore how to apply storytelling to actively engage children in learning. 

Dates and Location

  • Thursday, June 16th, 2016 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Friday, June 17th, 2016 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Classes will be held in the Hurst Center at Weber State University

Registration (Link)

  • Regular Registration: Before June 10, 2016
  • Late Registration: June 10, 2016 - June 18, 2016
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and USOE credit available

Lyn Ford

Lyn Ford shares "HOME-FRIED TALES"--well-known, unknown, home-grown, or my own"--stories seasoned with humor, hope, and heart, rooted in her family’s Afrilachian storytelling wisdom. Lyn is a national storyteller, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker,Ohio teaching artist and member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Program, and mentor for Thurber House’s young author camps and workshops. Lyn has been a featured teller at: the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah; the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee; the Talk Story Festivals and Talk Story Camp in Hawaii; conferences of the National Association of Black Storytellers; the Inernational Storyteling Festival in Ireland, and many other events.
Lyn’s 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.


Weber State University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensures equal access to all university functions, activities, and programs for individuals with disabilities.  Please contact Jackie Shafer at 801-626-7515 at least one week prior to this event to request accommodations in relation to a disability.