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September 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Storyteller Bobby Norfolk headshot portrait
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Bobby Norfolk: Stories of Mystery and Suspense

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival continues, with a very special visitor from St. Louis!

Everyone loves a good ghost story! Join one of the best storytellers in the country as he scares, delights and frightens audiences with his spellbinding tales of the macabre.

Bobby is well-known for his popular “JUMP” stories where he engages his listeners with quiet suspense and then suddenly, the entire audience participates in a collective jump as he takes them on a spooky roller coaster ride through story. 

Program content is suitable for adults and teens.

About Bobby Norfolk
Bobby Norfolk is an Emmy Award-winning storyteller, actor, comedian, author, and teaching artist from St. Louis, Missouri. He has been performing worldwide for over 40 years, and is well-known for his high-energy
performances, lively animation, and sound effects. Bobby's eight published storytelling CDs have won many awards, and he's been honored with the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award presented by The National Storytelling Network. Recently, faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis voted to honor Bobby Norfolk with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. 

About the Menlo Park Storytelling Festival
From September 7-October 2, enjoy the wonderful art of traditional oral storytelling, with a variety of visiting artists.
  • September 25: Bobby Norfolk
  • September 29: Olga Loya
  • September 30: Film Screening: Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty
  • October 2: Michael Katz

About Storytelling

Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book. It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing.  According to the National Storytelling Network, "storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In storytelling, the listener imagines the story."

This event is made possible in part by funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.