A Geographical Tour of Literary America

The Grand Tour of Literary Landmarks resulted from my students' success with another project that we called "Poetic License with THE AMAZING RACE." This new journey also begins and ends in my students' hometown. Chosen writers are specific to our curriculum and texts; however, teachers can adapt new selections to their students' needs. Side images are their original work. Photo images at each destination go directly to official sites or to the slideshows of my own travel photos. The main sources of written material here are www.Poets.org and Adventures in American Literature, Heritage Edition and Pegasus Edition.

Spartanburg, South Carolina

On the literary map, travel from Flat Rock, North Carolina, to your home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


# _____________ Miles to Spartanburg, South Carolina

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to Spartanburg, South Carolina

Total Mileage for the Grand Tour: _______________________

Total of Gasoline Costs for the Grand Tour: _________________

Name three favorite writers whose books you would purchase or borrow in order to read more of their work. List the name of the book by each writer. Remember to underline the name of each book. (If you need to do so, go back to the writer's page link for more information.)

If one writer were still alive, whom would you like to have interviewed during your journey? Explain in thirty words or more

List five relevant questions that you would ask during your time together:

Name your favorite leg of the journey, and tell why in twenty words or more.