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Author and travel writer Ken Ilgunas will share his journey “trespassing across America.” Mr. Ilgunas’ has written for the New York Times, Time, Backpacker, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His adventures and books have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The New Yorker, National Geographic,and NPR. This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the parking pavilion on the corner of Mulberry and Monroe.
From Ken Ilgunas: “In 2012 and 2013, I walked nearly 2,000 miles across North America, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, from Hardisty, Alberta, to the Gulf Coast of Texas. On my journey, I encountered stampedes of cows, charging moose, and climate change deniers. My adventure, which was featured in NYT, Huff Post, Mother Jones, CBC News, Men’s Journal, and more, is the world’s first modern journey across private property, on which I trespassed over one of the most ignored, yet beautiful, regions of our continent—the Great Plains. I’ll talk about the people of the heartland, the right to roam, and the stories that form the basis of my book, Trespassing across America.