First Name John H
Last Name Stansfield
Email jorcstan@juno.com
Phone 303-660-5849
Address Street PO Box 588
Address City Monument
Address State CO
Address Zipcode 80132
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Biography For more than thirty years, storyteller and author John Stansfield has recounted stories from the American West and the world. He reenacts the lives of national park pioneers Enos Mills and John Otto, as well as Charles Fox Gardiner, frontier physician. He authored biographies, Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist and John Denver: Man for the World (Filter Press 2005, 2008, respectively). His book Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters (Teacher Ideas Press, 2002) earned a Colorado Authors’ League Award and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. A former classroom teacher, John has shared stories live with more than a million people nationwide (not all at once) and is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival. He spends his spare time hiking, skiing, and working to protect Colorado’s wild places. For his conservation efforts, the Wilderness Society presented him an Environmental Heroes Award in 2004 and the Palmer Land Trust awarded him the Stuart P. Dodge Award in 2005. He served as an Artist-In-Residence in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2014.
Repertoire PROGRAMS FANTASTICFOLKLORE Multi-cultural stories galore! Ireland, Asia, America, and more. FOLKTALES FAIRYTALES MYTHS LEGENDS TALL TALES HEROES and HEROINES HOLIDAY STORIES in season, GREAT STORIES, all year round. THE LIVING HISTORY OF THE WEST THE GOODMEN, GOODWOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN WEST Historically accurate stories of American Indians, Pioneer Settlers, Writers, and Conservationists. First-person reenactments of Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist; Charles Fox Gardiner: Pioneer Doctor; John Otto: National Park Trailblazer. LITERATURE ALOUD! AWARD WINNING STORIES and CLASSICS: children’s, young adult and adult literature. WILDTALES! Stories of wildlife, wilderness adventure and survival. BALLADSPINNING: Storytelling Poems and a cappella Ballads. SCIENCE FICTION STORIES! Especially for young adults, and adults.
Resources BOOKS Biographies: Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist, John Denver: Man for the World (Filter Press 2005, 2008, respectively). Storytelling, Literature, and Western History Resource: Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters (Teacher Ideas Press, 2002) CDs WESTERN HISTORY: Song of the Mountains Song of the Plains Listening for the Sound of Wheels: A Living History of the Santa Fe Trail FOLKTALES: Favorite Stories Stories for All Seasons
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