Featured Tellers

We are super excited about our 2017 featured performers. Check out this lineup!


Our 2017 Tellers


Lyn Ford

Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller who shares the gifts and heritage of orature from her Affrilachian family.  A nationally recognized raconteur, workshop presenter, and writer, Lyn is also a Thurber House mentor to young authors, a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the Kennedy Center (OSBCI), and a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.


Pat Nease

Past president of the Florida Storytelling Association, Pat is a three-time winner of the annual Florida Liars Contest.  Despite her enlarged funny bone, she manages to travel around the country entertaining listeners with her unique style, ready wit, original stories and adaptations of old favorites.   She is the recipient of the Florida Storytelling Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Storytelling Network Service and Leadership Oracle Award.


Windell Campbell

An elementary teacher for over thirty-seven years, Windell Campbell performs at festivals and reading programs throughout the state. He is a performer for the Arts Council Of Hillsborough County and the Florida Humanities Council.  In 2001, he was featured at the Exchange Place of the National Storytelling Festival. He incorporates the art of puppetry with the art of storytelling and the separate art forms unite to become more than the sum of their parts.


Tim Lowry

Tim Lowry has been telling stories of the People, by the People, and for the People for 15 years. Telling a variety of folktales and stories from American history. Tim has presented thousands of educational programs for schools across the country. At festivals Tim entertains audiences with a mixture of folktales and personal narrative.


Jessica McCune

Jessica McCune will often say “Long live storytelling.” She is a nurse and a mental health counselor, residing in Ocala and passionate about the arts. Storytelling was the perfect vehicle to combine art and medicine. She saw the power of storytelling to heal.  Pursuing insight and awareness she continues the journey, utilizing storytelling in her work with Hospice and art therapy. She completed the MA in Storytelling at East Tennessee State University in 2012.

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