Jack Kerouac’s 96th Birthday Celebration (2018)

Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 96th Birthday in Lowell!
March 9-11, 2018
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Friday, March 9th

8:00 p.m. Disembodied Poetics: A Night of Music and Poetry to Celebrate Jack’s 96th Birthday
The Hearing Room. 119 Chelmsford St.
Further details to be made available.

Saturday, March 10th

Noon-11:00 p.m. A Marathon Reading of On the Road presented by the Pollard Memorial Library.
Despite its recent water damage the Pollard Memorial Library is excited to have you join them “On the Road” this March 10. You can sign up to read or be a staff volunteer. The marathon begins at Noon on Saturday, March 10 at the Library (401 Market Street) and will go on the road through Lowell to Gallery Z (167 Market Street) and The UnchARTed (103 Market Street). The reading is set to end at approximately 11:00 p.m. where there will be food, music, and special guests.

To sign up to read for a five to ten minute segment visit the Library website at: http://pollardml.org/events/marathon. You may also gather a reading team of 6-10 people to sign up together. The Library is also looking for staff volunteers, and stand-by readers. Contact the Library’s Community Planning Department at 978-674-1542, or Sean Thibodeau, sthibodeau@LowellLibrary.org if you would like to get involved.

Sunday, March 11

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Opening Reception for Collage of a City, presented by Aloysius Productions.
A photographic journey through Lowell from a poet’s eye view of a city rich in history and culture. The event is being held in collaboration with LCK.
Jonathan Stevens, Writer and Director; Raysam Donkoh-Halm, Photographer
Poetry Reading from 11:00a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ayer Lofts Gallery. 172 Middle Street. Additional information at www.themerrimackfilm.com

2:00 p.m. I Am the Revolutionary: Young Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac biographer Paul Maher will read from and discuss this latest work of his.
The Lowell National Historical Park Visitor’s Center. 246 Market Street.
For further information contact David Byers at the LNHP: david_byers@nps.gov.

Thursday, March 15

5:00 p.m. Opening Reception for An Exhibit from the LCK Collection.
Greater Lowell Community Foundation. 100 Merrimack St. Second Floor
Ongoing Event During March: A Retrospective of Past LCK Festival Posters