GLT Datebook: Storyteller Keeps Ancient Art Alive | WGLT

GLT Datebook: Storyteller Keeps Ancient Art Alive

Jan 27, 2018

Storytelling and loving to hear a story is just in our blood. That's according to a storyteller that's coming to the Bloomington Public Library.

  • Emmy Award-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk is appearing at Bloomington Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.
  • Norfolk is a full-time storyteller with roots in stand-up comedy and theater. He tells tales from across the land, using popular themes such as Anansi Stories, African-American Experience, and Voice of Africa. He's particularly fond of stories featuring Anansi the Spider, a trickster character that is part of the collection of archetype characters we find repeatedly in stories.
  • Norfolk is proud to carry on the tradition of storytelling, which dates back to ancient humans.
  • He expressed concern about young people becoming addicted to handheld devices and losing the ability to concentrate.

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