September 20th -22nd, 2018 Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND Join Clay at the annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium. Visit http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org as information becomes available.
Water and the West January 13–18 at Lochsa Lodge, Idaho There isn’t enough of it, now more than ever. The history of how water has been redistributed throughout the lands beyond the hundredth meridian is utterly fascinating. We’ll concentrate on three river systems in the West: the Columbia, the Colorado, and Clay’s Missouri River, each […]
Shakespeare without Tears January 19-24 at Lochsa Lodge, Idaho Some of the best writing in the English language comes from the pen of poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare. Many people feel intimidated by Shakespeare, perhaps because of their high school encounters with Julius Caesar or Romeo and Juliet. Clay’s approach is to demystify Shakespeare, […]
John Steinbeck’s California March 2-8, 2019 in Pacific Grove, CA This week-long journey is a lovely mix of talk about Steinbeck’s books and exploration of the California that inspired some of his best work. Spirit of place mattered to Steinbeck. The Gabilan and St. Lucia Mountains, the Salinas River Valley, Salinas itself, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and […]