Science and Mathematics Sponsors Storyteller

The School of Science and Mathematics will sponsor a visit to Kirksville by noted storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis, Oct. 25-26.

Ellis will portray John James Audubon for students at Ray Miller Elementary School at 1 p.m. Oct. 25. At 4 p.m., he will be performing Adventure with Nature stories at the Adair County Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public.

On Oct. 26, Ellis will be visiting with various groups at Truman, including folklore, science education and children’s literature classes. At 12:30 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2001 he will be the featured speaker in the Biology Seminar Series, where he will portray Charles Darwin and his story of the Voyage of the Beagle.

Ellis has been traveling the world collecting and telling stories for more than 30 years. He has published more than a dozen books and a dozen CDs of stories and poetry. He has written, produced and performed in several one-man shows portraying historical scientists and authors, including Darwin, Audubon, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. Ellis is the artistic director and co-founder of Prairie Folklore Theatre, a touring company that celebrates regional history through musical theatre. He has helped to write and host the television series “Tell Me a Story” and recently finished his first documentary film, “Voices for the River.” More information about him can be found at

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