Jack Kerouac’s 95th Birthday Celebration (2017)

Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 95th Birthday in Lowell!

March 11, 2017

12:00 Noon: Pollard Library Tour
This Library played a pivotal role in shaping Kerouac’s literary consciousness, and now houses a “Kerouac Corner.” Led by Bill Walsh. The Pollard Library is located at 401 Merrimack Street.

1:00 pm: “The Unknown Kerouac”
A presentation and discussion of the most recently published of Kerouac’s work. The subtitle for The Unknown Kerouac is: “Rare, Unpublished, and Newly Translated Writings.” Dr. Todd Tietchen, Editor and Jean Christophe Cloutier, Translator. Community Room. Pollard Memorial Library. 401 Merrimack Street.

7:30 p.m. “Happy Birthday Jack!” at Zorba’s Music Hall
A celebration of Kerouac’s Birthday with The Neverly Brothers (Dave Norton and Peter Lavender) and Alligator Wine. Time between sets for readings of favorite Kerouac passages and the reading of the Governor’s Proclamation of Jack Kerouac Day in Massachusetts. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. A $5.00 donation is requested. Zorba’s Music Hall is located at 439 Market Street.