Reviews following Middle School & High School Performances 

"Having Neil Brewer visit our school system and share his insights with our students was outstanding. Our intermediate and junior high students thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and were given a unique historical perspective. We look forward to Mr. Brewer's next visit to our school corporation!" - Andrew T. Melin, Ph.D. / Superintendent / Peru Community Schools / Peru, Indiana / 765-473-3081amelin@peru.k12.in.us

"Our team absolutely loved him!!! The fact that he shared poetry and kept over 100 8th graders completely captivated for over an hour speaks for itself." - Cari Wlosinski / 8th Grade English Teacher / Jesse Clark Middle School / Lexington, Kentucky - 859-381-3036

"Mr. Brewer's performance left the audience laughing, crying, and reminiscing as we took a walk down memory lane.  The message is timeless, 
and the students related to each story and poem based on their own 
experiences.  We truly enjoyed the visit to our school and are grateful he 
was able to share with us his insight and wisdom.  - Mrs. Julie Stewart /
Teacher/ Highland Hills Middle School / Greenville, Indiana - 812-823-4014.

"We spent a wonderful afternoon with Neil as he brought The 8 O'Clock Bell to life for us. Our students and teachers were totally engaged during the performance and our 6th graders continue to read Neil's work. Neil's background in education and his ability to capture an audience is a great combination!" - Linda Luedeman / Principal / East Washington Middle School / Pekin, Indiana - 812-967-5000

"Neil is a dynamic speaker who radiates his passion for teaching right to your heart. His blend of music, visuals, and writing inspires me to break away from the traditional teaching tools into a new realm. I have had the pleasure of meeting Neil on three occasions and each time his presentations get better and more enlightening. My students have become more engaged in the classroom with the pictures that I use, and they absolutely LOVE Neil's poetry and songs. I get requests for songs from my students from Neil's 8 O'Clock Bell companion cd well after we have finished our unit on poetry. I cannot wait to see him again for more and exciting ideas! BRAVO NEIL!"Natalie Hayden / Mayfield Middle School /  nataliel.hayden@mayfield.kyschools.us
"Neil, just wanted to let you know how much students and faculty loved your performance at Crosstimbers and hope you can come back soon." Jeanette Thrash / Library / Crosstimbers Middle School / Grapevine, Texas - 817-251-5660
 
"Neil Brewer's performance at Austin High School was amazing. He is an extremely talented artist who connects everyday childhood experiences and emotions with the times - past and present. He inspired our students to be better writers!" -Charlie Fraley / English 10 / Austin High School / Austin, Indiana - 812-794-8730

"Neil - 'Wonderful,' 'Fantastic,' Super job' - these aren't always the adjectives teachers use for assemblies, but today I heard them all.  One even commented that in her 20 years of teaching she had never seen such a large group of kids totally captured by the presenter for the entire presentation. Thank you again for sharing your story with our school." - Judy Cooper / Teacher / Holy Family School / New Albany, Indiana - 812-944-6090

"We brought in author Neil Brewer today to help celebrate "Read Across America". It was a FABULOUS DAY! Neil just does an ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING JOB of integrating the poetry he's written into a live presentation. I just couldn't be more pleased with an author visit!! - Alaine Carpenter / Media Specialist / Morton Middle School / Lexington, Kentucky - 859-381-3533

"Thank you once again for your extraordinary performance at our school recently. The students and teachers are still talking about it." Regina Spurlock / Media Specialist / Beaumont Middle School / Lexington, Kentucky - 859-381-3094

"Neil's presentation, his voice, his enthusiasm will capture the interest of any age group. The imagery in his poetry is clear and the subject matter will resonate with anyone who has ever attended school." - Brad Condra / New Albany High School - 812-949-4272

"Neil, I want to thank you again for sharing with our students in the Scribner Middle School Summer School Program. It was a wonderful way to close the session, and it certainly was a learning experience for all of us!" - Gary Norman / Director / Floyd County Summer School - 812-949-4280

"Neil Brewer is an awesome performer and a humorous poet. His presentation is inspiring." - Rosanne Quatroke / English Department Chair / Salem High School / Salem, Indiana - 812-883-3904

"Thank you for coming to visit. You were the talk of the lunchroom and received "rave reviews" from all!" - Lisa Nale / Principal / Borden Jr-Sr High School / Borden, Indiana - 812-967-2087 Ext. 5801

"Thank you so much for a spectacular performance of poetry and music for our FAMILY NIGHT and YOUNG AUTHOR events on April 11, 2011. 
You mesmerized our audience and gave a wonderful performance for our students and their families.  It was very encouraging for them to see how you could present school memories in such a fun and unique way. I am sure you inspired many future authors and musicians! 
Corydon Intermediate School is happy to help support your cause for a cure for muscular dystrophy. 
Thanks again!"
 
Shannon LaClair / 
Librarian / 
Corydon Intermediate School / Corydon, Indiana - 

"Neil's performance was mesmerizing - to the adults and students alike.  As a coordinator for the Children's Theatre Workshop, I watched it five times in two days and was completely drawn in every time.  The stories and poems are original and entertaining and will strike a chord with all who hear them. My thirteen year old daughter (tough age) said that she'd rather watch him than see a live play performance."  Tammy Hileman / Children's Theatre / Work Shop / Peru, Indiana -  goodnessbeachgirl@yahoo.com