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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brian "Fox" Ellis  

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Born: in Toledo, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Brian Fox Ellis lives in Peoria, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian "Fox" Ellis is an internationally renowned storyteller, author, educator, and naturalist. He has been travelling 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 Charles Darwin, John James Audubon, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Fox 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 a television series, "Tell Me A Story", and recently finished his first documentary film, "Voices For the River".

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