"John Steinbeck’s California" Spring Book Retreat/Tour 2017
Mar
4
Mar 10

"John Steinbeck’s California" Spring Book Retreat/Tour 2017

A Spring Book Retreat/Tour honoring one of America's most beloved authors, Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck. Morning discussions lead by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson.  Enjoy book retreat discussions in the morning, touring in the afternoon, with several hikes and other adventures tossed in. Your cottage is within walking distance to the Point Pinos Lighthouse and the Pacific tide-pools that John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts stood appreciating the interconnectedness of life. We hope during your time in Steinbeck's California, memories from "the bard of the people", scenes and colorful characters from his best novels, and thought provoking literature, "spring" alive, if not for real, at least in "your mind's eye". To highlight your experience a suggested reading list is provided upon reservation. Come Join the FUN!

This retreat is hosted by Odyssey Tours, a div of Bek, Inc.

For more information, visit Odyssey Tours online or contact Becky Cawley: (208) 791-8721 or bek@odytours.net

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour 2017 with Clay Jenkinson
Jul
18
Jul 27

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour 2017 with Clay Jenkinson

Hands down everyone's "favorite" with over eighteen years traveling with guests along the Lewis & Clark Trail.  Quietly meander in your own flotilla of canoes among the steep edge of the beautiful White Cliffs of the Missouri River . Lewis wrote "it seemed as if those seens of visionary inchantment would never end." German Prince Maximilian and his Swiss artist Karl Bodmer followed in the wake of Lewis and Clark 25 years later. You will actually camp in one of Bodmer’s famous paintings. Then off you go to the infamous Bitterroot Mountains where you will camp and walk among the footsteps of the intrepid explorers. Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark sites you will visit include: Snowbank, The Smoking Place, Lonesome Cove, Indian Post Office, The Sinque Hole and more. This tour is outfitted, guided and catered by one of America' s finest outfitters.

This retreat is hosted by Odyssey Tours, a div of Bek, Inc.

For more information, visit Odyssey Tours online or contact Becky Cawley: (208) 791-8721 or bek@odytours.net


”The American West; A New Lens: Exploring Native American Culture” Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat with Clay Jenkinson
Jan
14
Jan 20

”The American West; A New Lens: Exploring Native American Culture” Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat with Clay Jenkinson

Some of the best writing of our time is about American Indian history and culture. This retreat will give you a chance to read really remarkable books by and about American Indian history, spirituality, sovereignty, and a view of life distinct from the mainstream of American civilization. In view of the renewal of the “Indian Wars” in the American West, most recently on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, conversations will be rich, nuanced, rigorous, civil, potentially life-changing, and at times troubling. Clay will help you explore how your understanding of the American West was shaped by such mythologizers as Theodore Roosevelt, Frederic Remington, Owen Wister, and of course Buffalo Bill Cody. Warm up by reading Wooden Leg’s outstanding autobiography.

For more information, visit Odyssey Tours online or contact Becky Cawley: (208) 791-8721 or bek@odytours.net

Seattle Public Library Town Hall
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Seattle Public Library Town Hall

Clay performs as Theodore Roosevelt in his annual public performance at Town Hall 1119 8th Ave at Seneca in Seattle, sponsored by the Seattle Library Foundation. The performance is free to the public. Doors open at 1:30. Book signing to follow.

Please note new time: Doors at 1:30 p.m., performance at 2 p.m.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Clay S. Jenkinson, as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Historical Society.

6:30 Appetizers and Beverages
7:30 Program

Ticket info at bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour: July 17 to 26, 2016
Jul
17
Jul 26

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour: July 17 to 26, 2016

If you only venture onto the Lewis & Clark Trail once, this “Classic Tour” is the one you don’t want to miss! Enjoy the comforts of the twenty-first century, as you float, hike and ride deep into remote, beautiful, American landscapes. Sit back and relax as scholar Clay Jenkinson illuminates the past to the present, matching humanities to the landscape, while you peer over the next ridge beyond. You will visit several key places specific to the journals of Lewis and Clark, and Prince Maximilian—two great American epic adventures! For more information contact us at our website or call Becky Cawley at 208-791-8721.