Bobby Norfolk - Emmy Winning African American Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist
Introducing Three-Time Emmy Winning Storyteller Bobby Norfolk
Bobby Norfolk, one of our county's premier storytellers, has established a national reputation by:
- Bringing great energy, humor and spirit to his school, library, and community storytelling performances.
- Providing a unique perspective and inspired motivation with his keynotes and storytelling workshops.
- Establishing a strong sense of place and time with his fascinating living history story performances.
- Highlighting through storytelling African-American experiences and traditions while providing kids with a role model and mentor.
Bobby will be in Tampa, Florida for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival on April 19-21. 2013. www.tampastory.org
On May 3, Bobby will be at the North Charleston Arts Festival
Don't miss the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, May 1-4
Funding for storytelling shows or workshops!
Funding Possibilities for Bobby Norfolk: Missouri Arts Council Touring Program, Write a Grant, Springboard to Learning Arist Rooster, Corporate Sponsorship, Local Business & Banks, PTO, Bake Sales & Private Donations.
Block Book with other local schools in one area to help save money!
BOOK NOW for Back to School Shows, Reading Week, Red Ribbon Week, Halloween & Christmas Shows, Young Authors Conferences, Black History Month, School Assemblies, International & Cultural Fairs, Teachers Conferences, M.L. King Celebrations, Music Appreciation Days, Poetry Week, Character Education Themes, Literacy Week, Catholic & Lutheran Week, Earth Day Celebrations, Science Fairs, History Seminars.
See our new marketing postcard:
New! George Washington Carver Program
Bobby is excited to announce the availability of a new living history program: George Washington Carver: Scientist, Educator & Humanitarian. In this story-theatre presentation, written with the help of the staff at the George Washington Carver National Monument, Bobby brings to life some of the highlights of this humble man’s fascinating life. It's appropriate for audiences aged 8 and up, and supports the Science, Social Studies & Character Education curriculums.
Summer Bookings - 2013
Call now to book Bobby for your family reunion, family stage at your community fair, festival, library, church camp, or commuity event! Check out his new marketing flyer: 2012 Promo
The Missouri Arts Council has selected Bobby to be included in the Missouri Touring Performers Directory, a listing of the state's most distinguished touring artists. Call them at 314-340-6845 or toll free (866) 407-4752 for possible MAC funding to book Bobby at your organization!
Need to apply early!!!
See Bobby's new list of Programs for Grown-ups!
Children's author and Emmy winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk was given the Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, an honor presented by the National Storytelling Network, which recognizes the very best storytellers in the country. This prestigious award is given to artists for exceptional commitment and exemplary contributions to the art of storytelling.
Brand New Storytelling Performance by Bobby Norfolk for 2011/12 Beating The Terrible Test! — Improving Test Scores & Overcoming Homework Anxiety
Private Storytelling Workshops: Available year round for groups or individual, young or old. Sessions can be held at private or public locations. Call 314-968-2606 to discuss your special needs for the workshop. Bobby can offer a wide array of storytelling & theater themes.
Bobby is so entertaining that he has been called “a picture book come to life!” His community and educational programs promote character education traits such as: respect, responsibility, honesty, cooperation, and self esteem.
Additionally, he has storytelling programs emphasizing cultural diversity, literacy, drug awareness, nature, and history. Favorites include Folktales from around the World, Back to the Books, The Moral of the Story, Monsters, Dragons and Ogres, and the ever popular Anansi Tales. His humorous raps and prose are big favorites among the high school crowd too.
Audiences of all ages delight in his first person living history programs that range from the slave York of Lewis & Clark fame, to Henry Box Brown, the slave that mailed himself in a box to freedom, to the poetry and prose of Harlem writer Langston Hughes.
His musical programs highlight great artists such as Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington, while “The Drums and Voices of Africa!” introduces audiences to the rich traditions which underlie much of America's musical landscape. These special two person programs feature Bobby with a professional musician.