2003 LCK Festival

Festival Preview Event: Sunday 28 September 2003

2:00pm. Voices from the Valley: A Gathering of Merrimack Valley Poets. Readings by poets from cities and towns in the region whose work evokes the life and landscape of the Merrimack Valley. Sponsored by the Flowering City Committee in partnership with Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Inc. Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 50 French St.

Thursday 2 October 2003

2:00pm. Film showing, Pull My Daisy. Narrated by Jack Kerouac, featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, David Amram, Larry Rivers, Dody Muller, and others. David Amram to discuss and answer questions immediately afterwards. Co-sponsored by KC and LCK! UML South Campus, Wilder St.

3:00pm. Opening Reception, Snapshot Poetics Photographs by Allen Ginsberg (Ed Adler to provide commentary), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Jack Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature, UML South Campus, University Gallery, 71 Wilder St.

4:00pm. Showing of Henry Ferrini's film Lowell Blues, Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, Market St.

7:00pm. "The On the Road Typescript Scroll: Fact, Fiction, Myth." Featured presentation by Jim Canary (Indiana University) and Matt Theado (Gardner-Webb University). Chair and Respondent: Jay McHale (Salem State College). UML South Campus, O'Leary Library, Wilder St.

Friday 3 October 2003

9:30am. Barbara Concannon-Crete High School Poetry Contest and Award. Lowell High School. Special guest, David Amram

2:00pm. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Jack Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature. Regina Weinrich, keyote address. UML South Campus, O'Leary Library, Wilder St.

2:30pm. "Hey jack Kerouac" downtown walking tour led by LNHP Ranger. Walking tour starts at LNHP Visitor Center.

4:00pm. Showing of Henry Ferrini's film Lowell Blues, LNHP Visitor Center, Market St.

7:30pm. Joyce Johnson play, "Door Wide Open." Music by David Amram. Starring John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos as Jack Kerouac, with Adira Amram and Amy Wright at Joyce Johnson. Higher Ground Coffee House, 194 Middle St.

"Ghosts of the Pawtucketville Night." Walk the Lowell evening with adolescent Jack's Dr. Sax. Led by Roger Brunelle.

Saturday 4 October 2003

9:30am. "Mystic Jack" walking tour. Led by Roger Brunelle. Jack's impressions of his brother as seen in Visions of Gerard.

10:00am. Book Signing, David Amram. Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack St.

11:00am. Commemorative at The Commemorative. Regina Weinrich reading frmo Jack Kerouac haiku collection, Jack Kerouac Park, Bridge St.

1:00pm. David Amram and friends, "Cairo to Kerouac." Pollard Memorial Library, Merrimack St.

2:30pm. "Memere and Papere" walking and trolley tour, LNHP Ranger.

3:00pm. Pull My Daisy narrated by Jack Kerouac, featuring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, David Amram, Larry Rivers, Dody Muller, and others. David Amram will introduce and discuss/answer questions afterwards. Brush Gallery, Market St.

4:00pm. Showing of Henry Ferrini's film, Lowell Blues. LNHP Visitor Center.

4:30pm. Reading at the Rainbow Cafe, 14 Cabot St.

5:00pm. Showing of Janine Pommy-Vega documentary, with Producer Kurt Hemmer. Brush Gallery, Market St.

7:30pm. Pan-American Folk Tribute. David Amram and his trio with Montreal's Master Musicians Norman Guilbeault on bass and soprano Marie-Claude Lamoureux; Margarita Zapata-Turcotte reading from Kerouac's writings in Mexico; a tribute to Woody Guthrie with Steve Edington, Dan Murphy, Kathy Grossman, and Harry Purkhiser; bluegrass by Mill-Billy Dave Norton and City Council. Evos, Middle St.

10:30pm. Blues aficionado/MC5 guidance, John Sinclair with his band. Frank Morey at 9:30pm. The Old Court, Middle St.

Sunday 5 October 2003

11:00am. "Jack on the Merrimack" boat tour, led by LNHP Ranger.

12:00pm. Related event: First Annual Jack Kerouac 5K Road Race.

1:30pm. Amram Jam, read your own poem or a favorite with the accompaniment of Jack's friend, David Amram. The Higher Ground, 194 Middle St.

2:30pm. "His First Road" Riverwalk walking tour, led by LNHP Ranger. Meet at Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

4:00pm. Showing of Henry Ferrini's film, Lowell Blues. LNHP Visitor Center.

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