Linda Schuyler Ford

Storyteller/Spoken Word Artist


A little About Linda Schuyler Ford:


Linda "Schuyler" Ford grew up in New York's Hudson Valley, roaming the very hills that inspired Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Her family's British, Dutch and German heritage, rich in folktales and magic, shaped her childhood and set her on an early path to storytelling. Along the way, she became a library programming leader, a Therapeutic Recreation Director, and a social worker. Those passions for art and service grew into a storytelling career that brings entertainment, education, and enrichment. Schuyler has been described as "an expressive magician who uses heart and words to take listeners on wondrous journeys".
​ She divides her time between Florida and New England. 

Here's Some Buzz About her Work:

Linda Schuyler Ford's storytelling is lighthearted, yet and soul-deep." -John Henry Redgate


"Living (and Aging) Out Loud  was hands-down the best professional development investment I've made in a long  time." -Freida Gorman, Activities Professional, Pennsylvania


"Schuyler Ford delivered one of the most rousing keynotes I have ever heard." -Greg Westergren, Social Worker

"Schuyler teaches with passion, sensitivity and a sparkle. I highly recommend her as a storyteller and as an educator in health care.  Every long-term care professional will benefit from her generosity and expertise." 
-Mark Barwise, Regional Director,  Northbridge Companies 


"The other tellers told us good stories story, but Schuyler took us on a journey with her." -A Tellabration! audience member 


"Schuyler Ford possesses all the gifts a listener wants in a storyteller. Her stagecraft is seamless and vibrant; her voice, dynamic, and fluid. She narrates with quiet intensity.  But the listener does not simply observe and admire. You become part of the process, a willing participant in the melding of story, storyteller, and listener. Schuyler beckons the characters from the tale and brings them into the room to meet you, reaching out, slipping your hand into theirs. You leave the room with the characters forever in your heart…as you should." -Holly Bebernitz, Author, College Professor