< < Back to Search

NSN Storyteller Profile ... Bobby Norfolk

105 East Drake
St. Louis, MO 63119

(314) 968-2606

(314) 968-4303


Email Me





Audio Available for this Teller

Video Available for this Teller

Click here to see a story!

Bobby was honored nationally with the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award, recognizing master storytellers who set the standard of excellence and commitment to their craft. 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!

Bobby's innate ability to read and connect with audiences of all ages makes him one of the country's premier storytellers. Using dynamic movement and vocal effects, he creates vibrant characters who come to life through imaginative, creative story. His living history programs highlight the African-American experience, while his toe-tapping musical shows feature song and live musicians. Through storytelling, Bobby promotes character education traits, cultural diversity, and literacy. He inspires and motivates kids and is a great role model and mentor. I tell stories to see the happiness and joy that can be shared. Bobby also has a wide array of workshops and keynotes.

A three-time Emmy-winning host of the CBS TV show "Gator Tales", his CDs have won ten Parents Choice Gold Awards and first prize from Foreword Magazine. He has co-authored eight award-winning children's books, available through August House. (www.augusthouse.com) He also hosted the Emmy nominated series "Children's Theater at Bobby's House." Bobby just published his memoirs in a new book called "Eye to the Sky:" Storytelling on the Edge of Magic now available at www.parkhurstbrothers.com

Bobby travels both nationally and internationally presenting performances, keynotes, and educational workshops. He can certainly adapt a theme to fit the needs of your group too! A past member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network, he currently serves on the St. Louis Storytelling Festival Advisory Council.www.facebook.com/BobbyNorfolk1/

Types of stories I tell:

Stories that are very animated, high energy and comical. Themes include character education, cultural diversity, literacy, conflict resolution, musical performances and living history.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Call for more information

School Districts I am cleared to work in:


I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

Mo-Tell, St. Louis Gateway, National Storytelling Network. St. Louis Storytelling Festival