Bob Barton, The Storyteller

Since his first appearance at Artpark, Lewiston, New York in 1979, Bob has appeared at storytelling festivals and workshops from Baffin Island in the high Arctic to Tasmania in the South Pacific and from the island of Maui, Hawaii to the Black Forest in Germany. Notable festivals have included The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, The North Atlantic Festival in Rockport Maine, The Toronto Storytelling Festival, The Battersea Arts Centre, London, England and the Dromkeen Centre for Children's Literature in Victoria, Australia. He also appeared at the Hans Christian Anderson Story hour in Central Park, New York for twenty-seven years.

Bob is a co-founder of the Storytellers' School of Toronto (now Storytelling Toronto) and has conducted storytelling courses there and at the National Storytelling Institute Jonesborough, Tennessee, Emerson College, East Sussex, England, Exeter University, Devon, England and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, London, England.

He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Association. (U.S.A.)

For several years Bob worked as an artist in the schools with Prologue to the Performing Arts (Toronto), Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities (Ottawa) and was a mentor artist with Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).