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Jeffers (Robinson) Family Travel Diaries | In-Person (Gentrain, MPC Campus)

Course Description:

In June of 1929, the poet Robinson Jeffers, his wife Una, and their 12-year-old twin sons left Tor House, their home on Carmel Point, and set sail for Ireland, the first stop on their seven-month journey through the British Isles. As they traveled, each member of the family contributed to a journal, chronicling their vivid descriptions and reactions to the things they saw. "The Robinson Jeffers Family Travel Diaries, Vol. One" is an exact transcription of the original 1929 diary, retaining all the elements that give the journal its vitality and immediacy. Deborah Sharp will discuss those elements and the reasons why the transcription is valuable in understanding the Jeffers family and the poet himself.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, Nov. 2; 1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)


Offered in collaboration with our friends at The Gentrain Society, this lecture will be held in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Free – All Welcome. Parking is $3.


Deborah Whittlesey Sharp, retired MPC instructor, has been affiliated with the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation for 20 years as a tour docent and former trustee. Her transcription of the first volume of the "Travel Diaries" was published in January 2022.