Linda Kennedy discovered her love for storytelling in 1986 when she enrolled in a class, The Art of Storytelling, to satisfy the performing arts credits for her degree. It was then that the world of fantasy, folklore and fairy tales captured her heart. For the past 26 years Linda has told stories at schools, libraries, service organizations, museums, festivals, story swaps at the Sierra Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival Swapping Ground, 4-H Camp, Girl Scouts Camporee, 4th Grade History Days, and as a nature trail docent.
As she weaves her multi-cultural stories of humor, peace, justice, and personal experiences, she will carry you to faraway places or deep into your heart. Linda has continued to study the art of storytelling with classes offered by Dominican College and a variety of workshops. She has led workshops and has been a teacher of storytelling at a charter school. She continues to add to her 100+ repertoire by constant research of new stories, which includes reading a new story each day.
Linda is a charter member of the Foothill Storytelling Guild, The Sacramento Storytelling Guild, and the National Storytelling Network. She is currently volunteering weekly as a storyteller at a youth center, and for the past three years has been the emcee at the Open Telling program at the Sierra Storytelling Festival.
"Linderella, all decked out for Trick or Treating! What a delightful storytelling witch!