Visions of Gerard reading, May 14

On May 14 at 6:30pm at the Old Court (29-31 Central St., Lowell), UMass Lowell Libraries and LCK will be holding a public reading from Kerouac's Visions of Gerard. Food will be provided by the UML English department. Drinks are on you. Head downtown and be part of of the action.

Jack Kerouac's Lowell tour series kicks off on May 4

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! experts on great American writer Jack Kerouac’s youth in Lowell and his Lowell novels will lead a monthly series of tours that portray him from cradle to grave, including his many family homes, churches, schools, library, the French-Canadian neighborhoods where he grew up, and the landmarks of the city that he loved. Through visiting the significant Kerouac sites, attendees will learn of the lifelong influence of Lowell on shaping his remarkable body of work as seen in his novels, poems, journals, and letters.

Kerouac birthday events are on for Friday night

Snow in Lowell? No problem. The Kerouac birthday events at the LTC are on for Friday 8 March. See you there.

Tonight's schedule:

Kerouac: People, Places, and Things
Time: 6:00 to 10:00pm
Location: Lowell Telecommunications Corp Gallery, 246 Market St.
Kerouac-influenced art exhibition opening reception

Birthday celebration on Long Island

From our friends down in New York:

Writer/Playwright, Pat Fenton will be reading from his play “Jack’s Last Call, Say Goodbye to Kerouac”, as part of the March is Kerouac Month at the Northport Historical Society. Mr. Fenton will also discuss Kerouac’s Northport years as well as his importance to American literature.

Lowell poetry event, Saturday 23 Feb

A poetry/multi-media event is happening Saturday 23 February at UnchARTed Gallery, 66 Merrimack St., Lowell. It features our LCK member Pete Eliopoulos and Kerouac Literary Festival regular Steve Dalachinsky. Full schedule below:

12:00pm Brunch at UnchARTed, provided with help from The Sock Hop.

1:30pm Fluxus Performance: Id m Theftable, Crank Sturgeon

Advanced screening of On the Road in Boston on 14 Jan

Hello, friends of Kerouac and Lowell. You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a special advance screening of ON THE ROAD.

When: 7pm, Monday January 14, 2013
Where: AMC Boston Common, 175 Tremont Street Boston, MA

To RSVP: please email Mike Wurm at with your name and number of guests attending by January 11, 2013.

About On the Road:

Michael Ornstein, "Kerouac in New York City"

Michael Ornstein, who plays Chucky Marstein on the television show "Sons of Anarchy", is an oil painter, writer, and filmmaker. He is showing an exhibition focused on Jack Kerouac in NYC that will be presented at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. The show will run through December.

Kerouac's Music

John Tytell, a professor at Queens College at the City University of New York, recently passed us an article he wrote for the 26 Oct 2012 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.Check it out: "Kerouac's Music."

Jack Kerouac Walk and Wake, 21 October

On 21 October 2012, on the 43rd anniversary of Jack Kerouac's death, please join us as we celebrate his life and his Lowell roots! Sponsored by Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! & University of Massachusetts Lowell. For further information, call Mike Wurm at 978-501-1021.

The King of the Beats: A Documentary about Jack Kerouac
Time: 2:00pm
Location: O’Leary Library, Room 222 (Auditorium), South Campus, UMass Lowell
Followed by Q & A with director John Antonelli. $5 donation suggested to help defray event costs.

Kickstart the Beat

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is bringing Jack's long-lost play, "Beat Generation", to life. Your donation will help ensure Jack's words are finally spoken aloud, and that "Beat Generation" receives the best production possible.


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