Illinois Storyteller Profile

 

Name:Lockett, Mike
Company Name:The Normal Storyteller
Address:1401 W. Heritage Rd., West
City:Normal
State:IL
Zip:61761
Telephone:309-454-2300
Tollfree:
Email:mike@mikelockett.com
Website:www.mikelockett.com

Bio:Dr. Mike Lockett is a teller of traditional tales in a non-traditional manner.  He is known for his unusual audience participation stories. He provides a wide range of programs starting with early childhood programs for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and wonderful programs for elementary, middle school and high school students. He also presents at festivals, libraries, churches and for community organizations In addition to being a professional storyteller, Dr. Lockett is a children's author. He is a frequent speaker at young author conferences and reading conferences.

Dr. Lockett is often known as The Normal Storyteller.  But, his tales are anything but NORMAL. He often uses dialects, vocal sound effects, and animal imitations in his stories.  Lockett lives in Normal, IL and travels all across the United States and as far away as China, South Korea and Taiwan to give workshops and tell stories.  He has given more than 3000 programs and is the winner of multiple awards for his storytelling CDs.  In addition to folk tales, Mike loves to give Mother Goose programs, spooky tales, Bible stories Civil War stories and more. Dr. Lockett will work with venues to plan programs to meet their needs.
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Elementary, Grades K-5
Family Audiences
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
Preschool
Story Types:Bible/Spiritual/Sacred
Bilingual
Bullying Prevention
Character Education
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
Ghost/Scary
History
Holidays
Humor
Literary
Multicultural
Myths
Original
With Music
With Puppets/Props
With Song
Travel:Yes
Workshops using Storytelling:For Business/Corporate Groups
For Educators
For Librarians
For Religious Groups
For Storytellers
For Students