Bio

Neil Brewer spent the first twenty years of his teaching career in 5th and 6th grade classrooms, and has drawn from that journey with students on many occasions in various written forms. For his epic thematic adventure, The Travels of Harmon Bidwell, Neil received The Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, and Phi Delta Kappa International published Flying with Both Wings, which tells the story of how 104 year-old Harmon and the highly interactive curriculum of his travels were created. Neil also penned the story, and co-wrote the music for the book and stage performance, Rusty & Dusty, a fun-loving romp of encouragement for young audiences. The author also enjoys playing a variety of instruments, and has performed in three long-running stage productions of A Cotton Patch Gospel.  Neil has also taken The 8 O'Clock Bell to the stage of  The Bunbury Theater, The Derby Dinner Playhouse, to The Ogle Center for the Arts as a member of the Chase Bank Children's Series, and to Hayswood Theatre of Corydon, Indiana. A frequent keynote speaker/performer for special events and conferences across the country, Neil has written hundreds of poems related to personal experiences, and performs the very best of the 'school ones' in his current presentationAll of us - at least, those of us who have ever been to school - can relate to the humorous, yet often deeply poignant verses and music of  The 8 O'Clock Bell.

Currently, Neil greatly enjoys his family, his Bentley, his writing, his presentations to students and adults throughout the country, and his work with teachers in his graduate and undergraduate education courses at Indiana University Southeast, in New Albany, Indiana.


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