This intrigues me:

artist Chris Poolman and writer Mark Ellis have been selected to undertake a series of journeys through the region, modelled on three great American literary journeys, producing a documentary film as they go and a collection of short stories and other writings. The great American stories to be followed through West Midlands’ journeys include The Grapes of Wrath and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon, and Mississippi Solo by Eddy L. Harris.

See their planned routes on the Road Trip West Midlands website.


  • Dave Harte
    posted Mar 8th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Interesting. Seems to have missed the opportunity to have the Grapes of Wrath trip end up in California, Birmingham. Though I can see how Solihull is more of a promised land than California near Weoley Castle.