Marquette, MI – 6/17/13 – Entering the Community Room at the Peter White Library today between 2 and 3, you would first hear the lovely peals of children’s laughter, then you would be drawn in yourself to the object of their rapt attention.
Bobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy award-winning storyteller, teaching artist, and children’s author, performed at the library today. He will return tonight for another performance at 7 p.m.
Norfolk told his favorite folk stories interactively to a room full of children (and adults) who were not afraid to get silly with him–clapping, snapping, participating in call-and-response, and having a great time.
Tonight, Norfolk will present as part of his living history program, George Washington Carver: Scientist, Educator and Humanitarian. This educational performance will be fun for children of all ages and is completely free of charge (donations to PWPL for providing the event are appreciated).
In addition to his three Emmys, Norfolk was awarded the Circle of Excellence Oracle Award, an honor presented by the National Storytelling Network, which recognizes the very best storytellers in the country.
See him on youtube for a preview of the fun and some more information about Bobby Norfolk’s work, history, and dynamic educational approaches.