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"This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking a road trip with Jack Kerouac." -- Summer Rodman, President of the Kerouac Project of Orlando
NEW YORK, NY, September 05, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Humanitas Media Publishing (http://www.humanitasmedia.com) has released 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road by the artist/writer/poet Ciara Shuttleworth, today, September 5, 2016. It will be available in hardcover, softcover, and digitally via Kindle and iBooks.
Additionally, an interview with Shuttleworth about the book was published today in The Huffington Post.
The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida to the scablands of Washington State.
The photos were edited by award-winning filmmaker, artist, and photographer Pamela Theodotou, who is also published by Humanitas Media Publishing.
Ciara Shuttleworth has been published in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, Hayden's Ferry Review, The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature 11e, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review.
Shuttleworth received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho, a BFA in painting/drawing from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in studio art from Gustavus Adolphus College.
She was The Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando's 51st resident at Jack Kerouac House. Shuttleworth's poetry chapbook, Night Holds Its Own (Blue Horse Press), is now available on Amazon.
"Ciara Shuttleworth in her 4,500 mile journey creates a Kerouac-esque mosaic alongside her muse, "Flat Jack." How appropriate that her journey begins at the Kerouac House in Orlando where her storytelling spirit communed with that of Ti Jean to set her on a western course to formulate her take on the soul of America as Kerouac himself did more than a half century ago. It's a journey of discovery well worth taking."
-- Bob Kealing, author of the book, Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends,
and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando
"With a little imagination, a paper "Flat Jack" becomes Shuttleworth's traveling companion as she journeys across America. Leaving from the Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida, together they visit her childhood home in Nebraska and beyond, visiting with various characters along the way. This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of taking a road trip with Jack Kerouac; a modern glimpse of what On the Road might mean today, and finally a chance to ask Jack all those burning questions."
-- Summer Rodman, President of the Kerouac Project of Orlando
About the Publisher:
Humanitas Media Publishing, established in 2012 and featuring authors Red Shuttleworth, John Lundin, Ciara Shuttleworth, and Pamela Theodotou, is an independent publisher, distributed internationally by Ingram/LSI, publishing literary fiction, poetry, plays, art, and photography, focusing on works with literary, philosophical, environmental, historical, and psychological themes.
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