Artistic Name:
Bobby Norfolk
Bobby Norfolk

bobbylnorfolk (at)

Phone number:
Celular :
822 N. McKnight Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132

Atlanta, GA & St. Louis, MO


Bobby tells folktales from around the world, specializing in African and African-American stories. His programs emphasize character education within non-didactic, humorous performances that feature multiple voices, sound effects and action.

Adult performances include poetry, comedy, music, and a wide range of historical narratives that bring history alive. Details on website.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume:

Bobby Norfolk - Selected Career Highlights An internationally known story performer and teaching artist, this three-time Emmy Award winner and Parents' Choice honoree is one of the most popular and dynamic story-educators in America today! A member of NSN's Circle of Excellence, he has performed internationally. Just a few of the many venues include:

Singapore International Storytelling Festival, Singapore Manila International Storytelling Festival, Manila, Philippines International Storytelling Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland Beyond the Border, Cardiff, Wales, UK Tales of Graz Storytelling Festival, Graz, Austria Ghana Music Festival, Accra, Ghana, West Africa Featured Teller, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN St. Louis Storytelling Festival, St. Louis, MO Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival, Selma, AL Corn Island Storytelling Festival, Louisville, KY Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, Canada Las Vegas Storytelling Festival, Las Vegas, NV Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival, Tampa, FL Northern Appalachian Storytelling, PA Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC The Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis, TN The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL COSI Science Center, Columbus, OH Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago, IL The Hermitage, Nashville, TN National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:

The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development, 2nd ed. (August House, 2006),

Billy Brown and the Belly Button Beastie (August House, 2007),

and five Anansi picturebooks (August House, various dates.)

He is a frequent contributor to Storytelling Magazine, and a contributor to several textbooks and anthologies such as Writer's Choice (McGraw-Hill, 2000, 2009),

The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum (Libraries Unlimited, 2006)

and the forthcoming Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom (Libraries Unlimited, 2009).



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