Upcoming in Kansas City, Mo.
Lewis and Clark’s Silas Goodrich: Expert Fisherman
Presentation by Rolland Love
For our last Big Muddy Speaker Series of the year (on Christmas Eve Eve!) we’ll be treated to a special theatrical romp by Lewis and Clark reenactor and author Rolland Love dramatizing the exploits of L&C fisherman Silas Goodrich.
Time and Place
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Westport CoffeeHouse Theater
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Special Theatrical Presentation by Rolland Love
Where – Westport Coffeehouse Theater – 4010 Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO
When- Tuesday, Dec. 23
6 p.m. – Social Hour
7 p.m. – Presentation
PLUS – This presentation will be streaming live on KCDV.tv!
Presentation is FREE and open to the public!
For our last Big Muddy Speaker Series of the year (on Christmas Eve Eve!) we’ll be treated to a special theatrical romp by Lewis and Clark reenactor and author Rolland Love.
Rolland will be playing the role of Private Silas Goodrich, who was the most accomplished fisherman on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Although Goodrich didn’t keep a journal of his perspective, the diaries of Captains Lewis and Clark captured a few of Goodrich’s fishing highlights, including catching catfish weighing up to 150 pounds. He also caught species never recorded before, including the cutthroat trout.
Rolland Love is a writer of several self-published novels set in the Ozarks, including “Blue Hole” and “River’s Edge” – “Blue Hole” is a free download from his website, Ozark Stories.
Westport CoffeeHouse – 4010 Pennsylvania Kansas City, Mo – www.westportcoffeehouse.com
The Westport CoffeeHouse is in the Westport entertainment area, midtown KC, south of downtown and north of the Plaza. The main intersection is Westport Rd and Broadway. From this intersection, go west on Westport Rd one block to Pennsylvania. Turn north (right).
OR you can get there from the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd. Go east on Westport Rd to Pennsylvania. Turn north (left).
Westport Coffee House is approximately one block down on the west side of Pennsylvania. Parking can be had either south of the coffee house in the large parking lot or just north of the coffee house alongside the building. Enter through Green Room Burgers or Westport CoffeeHouse.
Resources and Links
Dig deeper for more info.
- Here’s some links to some of Rolland’s great content –
- Rolland’s website, Ozark Stories, with links to his novels, blogs, short stories and more.
- Purchase Rolland’s ebooks and novels on the Independent Author’s Network.
- Purchase audiobooks and stories at Learnoutloud.com
- A sample of Rolland’s fish stories on PRX.
- He is also the creator of imastory.com, a website for composing, sharing and collaborating on family memoirs. The site has attracted 1,000 stories from around the world that can be read Free.
- “A different angle on the Expedition – Did fish and fishing alter the fate of Lewis and Clark” – by Nick Gevock, Montana Monthly, June 2005
- An interactive e-book, “Fish, Fishing and Lewis & Clark” published by the Federation of Fly Fishers
- “Fishing and the Lewis and Clark Expedition” by Paul Waggoner Jones
- “Fishing with Lewis and Clark” by Chris Santella
The Big Muddy Speakers Series in Kansas City
is hosted by these wonderful partners!
- Little Blue River Watershed Coalition
- Friends of Lakeside Nature Center
- Missouri River Relief
- Healthy Rivers Partnership
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Kansas City Digital Video
Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible! Click here for a list of upcoming presentations» The Big Muddy Speaker Series is also held monthly in Rocheport and St. Charles.
Kansas City Digital Video is now streaming these presentations LIVE! Go here to connect during the presentation.
Recordings of Presentations
Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org. Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online!