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Radio Bristol Book Club


12 PM - 1 PM

About the Show

Tune in the WBCM Radio as our Book Club explores Lyn Ford’s Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition.

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Location: Tune in to WBCM Radio Bristol

Readers from Birthplace of Country Music Museum and the Bristol Public Library are coming together to explore books inspired by our region with this monthly program that airs on WBCM Radio Bristol. 

Hosted by Bristol Public Library Executive Director Tonia Kestner and Birthplace of Country Music Museum Head Curator Dr. René Rodgers, the Radio Bristol Book Club airs weekly every 4th Thursday.

Anyone can join the Radio Bristol Book Club, simply by reading along and tuning in! Look for this month’s selection at your local library and read prior to show. Be sure and join the conversation by emailing your questions or comments to with the subject line “Radio Bristol Book Club Comments” and we may address them on the air!

Book discussions will dig deep into the feelings and questions raised by each selection, learn more about the authors, and celebrate the joys of being a bookworm!

Listeners may tune in to Radio Bristol at 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at, or download the free Radio Bristol mobile app.

Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition

Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition is a collection of folktales from the African American Appalachian tradition as told by Lyn Ford, one of America’s busiest touring storytellers. The power of Lyn’s storytelling comes straight out of her family heritage, which is the content of this, her first book. Here she tells how she learned stories from her father and grandfather—and she includes many of the stories they told her.

About the Author

Lyn Ford tells stories from her native culture, the African-American tradition of the Appalachian region. Her stories are derived from family, community, the oral tradition of her culture, and he own life experience. A professional storyteller, Ford tours the United States and Canada. She has been featured at storytelling festivals throughout North America, including the National Storytelling Festival (USA). She lives in Columbus, Ohio.