Full 2014 LCK Festival schedule is online

Everybody goes home in October. And so should you. Come home to Lowell on October 9 to 13 for the 2014 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival. The full schedule is set (though it will surely change in small doses) at www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org/festival.

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.

Hotel Information for October Festival

Ten rooms have been set aside for the Friday and Saturday of the festival weekend at the Courtyard-Marriott in Lowell. This hotel is not in the downtown area, where all the events will be taking place, so you would still need transportation to the downtown area.

The rates will be $89 per night, not including state and local taxes; currently 11.7%. Call 1-800-321-2211 by Friday, September 19 to reserve one of these rooms.

Memorial service for Larry Carradini

Former Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! president Larry Lawrence Carradini passed away peacefully on April 30. A memorial for Larry will be held at the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home in Lowell. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a brief service at 7 p.m.

A note from David Amram:

LCK Festival 2014: October 9 to 12

The 2014 LCK Festival will be held on October 9 to 12 among the blue city lights of Lowell, Mass. Save the date. We'll keep you posted on the schedule and activities as we get them in place.

Sneak Preview of Big Sur, October 15

The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass, will be hosting a sneak preview of a movie adaptation of Jack's book Big Sur on October 15 at 7:30pm. Executive producer Jim Sampas will introduce the film and host an audience Q&A. Tickets are $10.

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Final 2013 Festival Schedule

The final schedule for the the 2013 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival has been posted to the festival page. Grab a brochure (.pdf) and come to Lowell this weekend, October 10 to 14. Meet some of the folks coming this weekend on the LCK Facebook page.

Hotel rooms for 2013 LCK Festival

Hotel accommodations information at the Marriott Courtyard for the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival in Lowell, MA, from October 10 to October 13.

The Courtyard is located very close to Edson Cemetery where Jack was laid to rest. One would need a car or to car pool to get to our events. We have been able to secure a $90 per room rate for a block of rooms. There are 10 rooms reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. There are 3 rooms reserved for Thursday and Sunday nights.

July 28: Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's Downtown Lowell

On Sunday July 28, Roger Brunelle, LCK's resident tour master, will lead a "Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's Downtown Lowell." The tour will start at the Kerouac Commemmorative Park on the corner of Bridge and French Streets (map). The 90-minute tour will start at 10:30 am.

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