Next LCK meeting: Thursday, November 17

The next LCK planning meeting will be held at 7:15pm on Thursday, November 17 at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell (401 Merrimack St.). For more information or to get involved with LCK, email

Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera

Susana Millman, the official unofficial photographer for the Grateful Dead recently published a book: Alive with the Dead / A Fly on the Wall with a Camera. She'll be touring the northeast in November, including a stop at Vinyl Destination in Lowell on Friday 18 November at 7:30pm.

Please see the attached schedule for all of her tour dates.

Dispatches from the 2016 LCK Festival

Winners of 2016 Lowell High School Poetry Contest:

  • 1st place: Hailey Tran
  • 2nd place: Eddy Olu
  • 3rd place: Primena Oeur

Dave Morgan, a poet from Bolton, England, placed 3rd in Italian poetry competition in September. His poem entitled: "Let's Go Jack."

From Brian Hassett, in the Jack Kerouac group on Facebook:

Beat Museum looking to establish a permanent home in San Francisco

Hi all. Our friends at The Beat Museum are looking for help to establish a permanent home in San Francisco. Please read below for more information. Also consider joining their mailing list to get updates as they come out.


Dear friends, supporters, benefactors, would-be benefactors and True Believers -

The time has come to place a stake in the ground and I'm asking you to collectively help me decide what will become of The Beat Museum.

Jack Kerouac Award for Poetry and Literature, Morano Calabro, Italy

The Indetto dall’Associazione Culturale Orion (Orion Cultural Association) in Morano Calabro, Italy, is hosting a international competition called the Jack Kerouac Award for Poetry and Literature. The deadline for submissions is 10 August 2016. The award ceremony will take place Saturday 10 September 2016 in the Municipal Auditorium in Morano Calabro.

There are three categories for non-Italian authors:

Save the date: 2016 LCK Festival, October 6-10

The 2016 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival will be held in Lowell from Thursday, October 6, to Monday, October 10. Stay tuned for more information.

On the Row

Currently showing at Newbury Fine Arts in Boston: Sebastian Krueger. One of his sketches of Jack, in graphite, is on display.

Lowell National Night Out 2015

The folks from Coalition for a Better Acre wrote a poem for Lowell during Lowell National Night Out 2015. Check it out:

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival 2015

The 2015 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival will be held on October 8-12 in Jack's hometown of Lowell, Mass. The schedule is now available.

Everybody goes home in October.

Beatnik Shindig, North Beach San Francisco, June 26-28

The Beat Museum is hosting the first ever Beatnik Shindig on June 26-28. Head out to San Francisco to meet writers, artists, musicians, and lovers of the Beats.

Post a flyer and let people know about it:


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