Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Peter Jenkins, the author of “A Walk Across America” and “Looking for Alaska,” will visit Northern Michigan University. He will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Jamrich room 103.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Jenkins began walking across America on Oct. 15, 1973, from Alfred, N.Y. His trek ended in mid-January, 1979, in Florence, Ore. “A Walk Across America,” which was about his trip, spent three months on the New York Times Best Seller list. It is also part of the permanent collection of the White House Library, along with one of his other books, “The Walk West.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  In 1984, Jenkins went with a team of world-class mountain climbers to attempt to become the first Americans to climb Mt. Everest from the Tibet side. This meant he and the team had unprecedented access to Tibet. Jenkins also traveled through as much of China as possible, which resulted in the 1986 book, “Across China.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Jenkins has been called one of AmericaÂ’s best storytellers. The event is free of charge for NMU students and $2 for non-students. It is sponsored by the NMU Organization for Outdoor Recreation Professionals. For more information, call 906-227-3369.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman