Linda Kennedy has been telling stories for about 30 years. She discovered her love for the craft when she took the course, “The Art of Storytelling” at San Jose State University, and subsequently two additional stories through Dominican College. Since then, Linda has collected and told stories at venues such as schools, churches, civic organizations, community radio, festivals, museums, and parks, such as the Governors Mansion State Park in Sacramento and as a storytelling nature docent on the Independence Trail near the Yuba River.
Linda’s repertoire of folk tales, fairy tales, and personal tales will take you to magical places, hilarious adventures, or somewhere deep in your heart, all the while focusing on messages of peace and justice.
Linda has been a storyteller volunteer along with storyteller Joan Stockbridge at the Women’s Empowerment Program in Sacramento for the past four years; she has been the Emcee for the Open Telling Concert at the Sierra Storytelling Festival for the past six years, and has presented workshops on the craft of storytelling.
Linda also tells with storyteller Joan McCammon as The Do-Tell Duo. Together they present children’s programs telling in tandem as well as solo and combines all of that with music, chants, movement, and puppets.
Linda is a member of the Foothill Storytelling Guild, the Sacramento Storytellers Guild, the Storytellers of California group, and the National Storytelling Network.