A Literary Tour of the East Coast of North America: Taking “the road less travelled”
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
In 1920 American poet Robert Frost stood where “two roads diverged in a yellow wood” and made a decision to take the road “less travelled”. Millions of tourists visit Canada and the USA every year, but few take the more unusual route of seeing those countries through the eyes and words of their greatest writers.
Susannah will lead you in the footsteps of fascinating men and women – laugh with Mark Twain, shut yourself up with Emily Dickinson in her room, walk with Thoreau to Walden Pond, shiver with Anne in the Green Gables Haunted Wood and lunch with Dorothy Parker at the Algonquin Hotel. As you learn about the lives and works of these writers, you will also see the homes where they struggled and wrote, the cemeteries where they were buried, the places they dined at and the houses they put into their novels. Susannah will read poems in the very places where they were written, bring to life scenes from famous novels, and show how each landscape affected the writings of each author. In great museums we will see their original manuscripts, the letters they wrote, personal items, portraits and so much more.
The tour of the north east coast of America was a tremendous learning time, the organisation was perfect and accommodation very comfortable. Susannah’s readings were totally enjoyed especially of Longfellow’s Hiawatha and Peter countered with a lot of history of the area and especially the history of the anti slave agitation and American Civil War. Very satisfied tour participant.” Thea – Literary Tour East Coast of North America, 2012
A tour reading list is supplied in plenty of time before the trip so you can enjoy re-reading childhood favourites such as Tom Sawyer and Little Women, get to know new authors, and discover poets and novelists in preparation for the journey.Praise for Susannah Fullerton’s tours – click here.