Well-known cultural geographer and storyteller Larry Brown will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 3 fall meeting of the Boonslick Historical Society at the historic Hotel Frederick In Boonville.
Brown is a retired assistant professor of human geography at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from is the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a master of divinity degree from Christian Theology Seminary, Indianapolis; a master’s degree in geography from the University of Missouri-Columbia; and a doctorate from the College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to teaching at MU, he taught at Stephens College and the Missouri School of Religion. He served as pastor of several congregations in Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri for 30 years before becoming a full-time professor.
Brown is a co-founder and current co-president of the Mid-Missouri Organization for Storytelling (MOST) centered in Columbia, former board member of the National Storytelling Network (NSN), former chair of the Storytelling In Higher Education SIG of NSN, and a member of the National Organization of Biblical Storytellers.
The fall issue of Boone’s Lick Heritage Magazine will carry additional information about the meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and then Brown’s presentation.