Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ireland joins Scotland and Michigan: Outriders in the Bay Area.

What a pleasure it was to spend the day with Irish writer, Emer Martin and her family! While Jenni Fagan and I were staying in San Francisco as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Outrider project, Jenni’s good friend Emer … Continue reading

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On the Bus: Outriders at Ken Kesey’s Farm, with Ken Babbs

The Facts: “You‘re either on the bus or off the bus.” The Artifacts: Two psychedelic school busses. Skypilot Ken Babbs kindly escorted Scottish author Jenni Fagan and me and our driver Eric Miller to author Ken Kesey’s farm, which was … Continue reading

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Visiting Ken Babbs: Outriders in Oregon

The Facts: Jenni Fagan & Bonnie Jo Campbell arrived in Portland, Oregon, picked up a dude who was willing to drive us (Eric Miller), and headed south to Dexter, Oregon, to visit Merry Prankster and Intrepid Traveler, Skypilot Kapn’Ken Babbs, … Continue reading

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Detroit: Outriders meet Lolita Hernandez

  The Facts: Jenni Fagan arrived in Michigan, departed Michigan. The Artifacts: More than we can list at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, objects that might once have been garbage, but are now art. Also an 80-foot-high Uniroyal Tire, Murals … Continue reading

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Michigan Awaits Scotland

The Facts: Scottish writer Jenni Fagan is coming to Michigan. The Artifacts: Petoskey stones, Stormy Kromer hats, fireflies, photos of Ellis Island, Scottish shortbread, screen porch, Steve Amick, Jack Driscoll, Susan Ramsey, Christopher Magson, a poem by Bob Hicok. Scottish … Continue reading

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Outriders: Scottish Writers come to the U.S. to hang out with Americans!

I got lucky this spring! (It’s true I haven’t blogged lately, but I promise to restart in a fast and furious manner.) When the Edinburgh Book Festival folks decided to send five Scottish writers away from home to travel in … Continue reading

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