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A Journey of Illumination by Paddling into the Heart of America, by Neal Moore

February 10 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Neal Moore

  • Neal travelled from west to east (Oregon to New York City/Pacific to Atlantic), and it was the first known eastward crossing, specifically in a canoe, solo, and continuous (7500 miles, 22 months).
  • Neal will present  “A Journey of Illumination by Paddling into the Heart of America”

Neal Moore Website

Neal Moore is an American writer and canoeist. He is the author of two non-fiction books – Down the Mississippi and Homelands: A Memoir – as well as numerous news articles. The Mark Twain Museum, CNN and The Times of London have dubbed him “the modern-day Huckleberry Finn.”

Adventurer/storyteller Neal Moore has taken journalism slow and low down from the view of a canoe.

To listen, and document, and connect.

In search of how rivers connect all the way across America, as well as how communities connect, how we can come together as a nation. To explore the ties that bind us together.

To take up the fight for the sacred Columbia River salmon, step in stride with an ex-offender upon release from prison, and crouch down low with a hobo on the tracks, train in sight, that whistle bell a’blowin’.

To come face to face with America’s soul.

For 675 days, from February 9, 2020 until December 14, 2021, Neal went the distance in a continuous storytelling expedition from Astoria, Oregon on the Pacific Coast to Lady Liberty at New York City. 22 rivers, 22 states, 22 months and 7,500 miles (in a canoe).



February 10
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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