Save the date: 2016 LCK Festival, October 6-10

The 2016 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival will be held in Lowell from Thursday, October 6, to Monday, October 10. Stay tuned for more information.

Jack Kerouac Award for Poetry and Literature, Morano Calabro, Italy

The Indetto dall’Associazione Culturale Orion (Orion Cultural Association) in Morano Calabro, Italy, is hosting a international competition called the Jack Kerouac Award for Poetry and Literature. The deadline for submissions is 10 August 2016. The award ceremony will take place Saturday 10 September 2016 in the Municipal Auditorium in Morano Calabro.

There are three categories for non-Italian authors:

On the Row

Currently showing at Newbury Fine Arts in Boston: Sebastian Krueger. One of his sketches of Jack, in graphite, is on display.

Lowell National Night Out 2015

The folks from Coalition for a Better Acre wrote a poem for Lowell during Lowell National Night Out 2015. Check it out:

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival 2015

The 2015 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival will be held on October 8-12 in Jack's hometown of Lowell, Mass. The schedule is now available.

Everybody goes home in October.

Beatnik Shindig, North Beach San Francisco, June 26-28

The Beat Museum is hosting the first ever Beatnik Shindig on June 26-28. Head out to San Francisco to meet writers, artists, musicians, and lovers of the Beats.

Post a flyer and let people know about it:

Video and photos from Jack's 93rd birthday

Thanks, everyone, for coming out to celebrate Jack's 93rd birthday in Lowell. Here are a few photos from the student workshop at the United Teen Equality Center by Taylor Angles, a VISTA volunteer at UTEC:. Jeff Robinson on Saxophone at his one man play about Charlie "Bird" Parker and David Amram in classroom at UTEC on Friday, March 6.

Celebrate Jack Kerouac's 93rd birthday in Lowell

The full program for Jack Kerouac's 93rd birthday, celebrated on 6-7 March in Lowell, is now online.

We'd especially like to invite you to the Pollard Memorial Library on Saturday 7 March at 3pm for the dedication of the Kerouac Corner.


Download a poster - pass it on

Jim Irsay helps LCK

New location for the Saturday morning Commemorative: Boott Mills

The location of the Commemorative at the Commemorative on Saturday morning at 9:30am has changed because of weather.

The new location: Boott Cotton Mills, 115 John Street (just a block away from the park).

After crossing over the canal, walk into the Boott Mills complex and turn right. At the end of the courtyard, enter the door at the far end of the building (southeast corner). Take the elevator to the second floor.

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