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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Schuyler Ford

Linda “Schuyler” Ford is a Master Storyteller who grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY, listening to tales from her Dutch-German ancestors. It’s no wonder she became a storyteller! (For several years, she performed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Washington Irving’s graveside)

Today, Schuyler entertains children and families in schools, libraries and museums. Locally, she hosts popular storytelling house concerts featuring nationally acclaimed storytellers, facilitates storytelling classes, and produces story slams.

She is also a therapeutic story practitioner, offering story-based support groups, workshops and keynote addresses for health care professionals and hospice workers, throughout the country. Her rich repertoire encompasses folk, literary and personal stories for all ages. Schuyler is a member of the National Storytelling Network, Northeast Storytelling League, and the Connecticut Association of Therapeutic Recreation Directors. She serves on the board of the Florida Storytelling Association.