Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Road Books: Unforgettable Journeys Evening Program on Zoom Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET Code: 1K0113 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Road books represent one of the richest and most satisfying genres of literature. Beginning with Homer’s Odyssey, and the Apollonius’ Voyage of the Argonauts, or the Book of Exodus for that matter, road stories have both delighted audiences throughout western civilization, and also served as a metaphor for life’s less physical journeys. In American literature Kerouac’s On the Road is pre-eminent, unless you include Mark Twain’s masterpiece Huckleberry Finn and Melville’s epic Moby Dick. More recently, Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, and Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance have made significant contributions to the genre. Award-winning historian, author, and public humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson introduces the themes and structures of the literature of the road, examines passages from several road classics, and explores the theme of restlessness in American history. He has traveled the Lewis and Clark Trail by plane (including an F-16 jet), by canoe, and by automobile, and he twice hiked the entire length of the Little Missouri River between Devils Tower and central North Dakota. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.