Kind Stories In Concert with Emcee Lyn Ford







Join the Healing Story Alliance for a special gathering to share and explore stories of kindness in its many faces and forms. Through folk tales and personal stories, we will dive deeply into multiple experiences of kindness. What is it? How does it impact us and our relationships to ourselves, to each other, to the world? Come and listen to “kind stories” shared by both professional tellers and community members and see what memories of kindness emerge for you.

Date: Sunday – April 2, 2023

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Eastern Time

(Open Mic Story Share and Reflection: last half hour)

Format: The story session opens with a concert of seasoned tellers and community tellers sharing stories with themes of kindness. During the second half of the gathering, audience members are invited to share a story, moment, or reflection about kindness that emerged for them as listeners.


Carol Moore is a dedicated coach, a professional storyteller, and public speaker who lives to educate and entertain. With a style that is comedic, conversational, and authentic, she has performed with organizations such as the National Storytelling Festival, the Moth, Story District, Better Said Than Done, Tales and Ales, Six Feet Apart Productions, Speak Up Storytelling, the TELL: Pittsburgh Storytelling Series and more. She also posts nuggets of content on the social medias. For information on her upcoming events, helpful public speaking tips, or just a good old-fashioned giggle, follow her on your favorite social media platform.

Simon Brooks is a British storyteller, humorist and author who, since 1991, has been telling to audiences from all over the world. Simon became a full-time, professional storyteller in 2003, released his first CD in 2006, and his first collection of folk and fairy tales in 2018. Simon has won awards and honors for his storytelling albums from Storytelling World and Parent’s Choice. Simon has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and travels to major storytelling venues throughout the USA and abroad. Simon is a Children’s Literacy Foundation presenter, a member of the National Storytelling Network, North East Story Telling, and the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance.

Regi Carpenter has been utilizing the power of stories to motivate, inspire, energize and focus individuals in corporate, academic and non-profit settings for over twenty years. Regi is the recipient of many awards, including Storytelling World, Parent’s Choice, and Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award. Her stories have been featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio, The Moth, and NPR. Her story Snap! is a winner of the Boston StorySlam. Snap! is the true tale of her severe mental illness as a teenager and her journey back to reality. Regi is also the founder of Stories with Spirit, a creative initiative dedicated to bringing songs of joy and stories of hope to grieving children and the people who love and care for them in homes, hospices, and hospitals.


Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized, Affrilachian storyteller, a teaching artist and workshop facilitator with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, a  Thurber House mentor, a writer published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well as teachers’ enrichment books, story anthologies, and editorial collaborations. She is also a recording artist with award-winning CDs, a Laughter Yoga Teacher and breath mechanic. Lyn is a sought after storytelling and creative-writing workshop leader and interactive keynote presenter. She is also a happy partner-in-life, mama, grandmama, great-grandmama, and good cook! For more about Laugh Yoga visit her page, Laughter, Breath, Joy!

COMMUNITY TELLERS:  Also featured will be Community Tellers who will share anecdotes of kindness from their lives and work.

(Aaron) Emmanuel was born in California but grew up in Maryland. Growing up in church where his father was a pastor, doing spiritual work has always been a part of his life. We all know how polarized our society is; it’s more important than ever for people to invest in matter of the human heart. His organization Trust Moving Forward ( is meant to do just that through social demonstrations, events, and conversations. Aaron Emmanuel is a professional musician, songwriter, poet, and filmmaker. He’s currently working on his directorial debut production entitled “Donuts and Stardust”. 

Jenny deBeer Charno works as a medical massage therapist in Glen Cove NY and is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University. She has led seminars for Landmark Worldwide for 30 years, and that’s how she acquired her Zoom skills. Jenny has one adult child who lives in Brooklyn and is a literacy specialist. Jenny lives in Bayville, a village on the north shore of Long Island. (Jenny is also Sara deBeer’s sister.) 

For more information, contact:

Lani Peterson: or Heather Forest

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