Kerouac birthday events are on for Friday night

Snow in Lowell? No problem. The Kerouac birthday events at the LTC are on for Friday 8 March. See you there.

Tonight's schedule:

Kerouac: People, Places, and Things
Time: 6:00 to 10:00pm
Location: Lowell Telecommunications Corp Gallery, 246 Market St.
Kerouac-influenced art exhibition opening reception

Birthday celebration on Long Island

From our friends down in New York:

Writer/Playwright, Pat Fenton will be reading from his play “Jack’s Last Call, Say Goodbye to Kerouac”, as part of the March is Kerouac Month at the Northport Historical Society. Mr. Fenton will also discuss Kerouac’s Northport years as well as his importance to American literature.

Lowell poetry event, Saturday 23 Feb

A poetry/multi-media event is happening Saturday 23 February at UnchARTed Gallery, 66 Merrimack St., Lowell. It features our LCK member Pete Eliopoulos and Kerouac Literary Festival regular Steve Dalachinsky. Full schedule below:

12:00pm Brunch at UnchARTed, provided with help from The Sock Hop.

1:30pm Fluxus Performance: Id m Theftable, Crank Sturgeon

Advanced screening of On the Road in Boston on 14 Jan

Hello, friends of Kerouac and Lowell. You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a special advance screening of ON THE ROAD.

When: 7pm, Monday January 14, 2013
Where: AMC Boston Common, 175 Tremont Street Boston, MA

To RSVP: please email Mike Wurm at with your name and number of guests attending by January 11, 2013.

About On the Road:

Michael Ornstein, "Kerouac in New York City"

Michael Ornstein, who plays Chucky Marstein on the television show "Sons of Anarchy", is an oil painter, writer, and filmmaker. He is showing an exhibition focused on Jack Kerouac in NYC that will be presented at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. The show will run through December.

Kerouac's Music

John Tytell, a professor at Queens College at the City University of New York, recently passed us an article he wrote for the 26 Oct 2012 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.Check it out: "Kerouac's Music."

Jack Kerouac Walk and Wake, 21 October

On 21 October 2012, on the 43rd anniversary of Jack Kerouac's death, please join us as we celebrate his life and his Lowell roots! Sponsored by Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! & University of Massachusetts Lowell. For further information, call Mike Wurm at 978-501-1021.

The King of the Beats: A Documentary about Jack Kerouac
Time: 2:00pm
Location: O’Leary Library, Room 222 (Auditorium), South Campus, UMass Lowell
Followed by Q & A with director John Antonelli. $5 donation suggested to help defray event costs.

Kickstart the Beat

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is bringing Jack's long-lost play, "Beat Generation", to life. Your donation will help ensure Jack's words are finally spoken aloud, and that "Beat Generation" receives the best production possible.

Beat Generation Book Signings

The world premiere of Jack Kerouac's play, Beat Generation, runs from 10 to 14 October at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. (Get your act together--looks like tickets are getting closer to selling out.) In conjunction with that, there are book signings scheduled with three witnesses from Jack's time.

Hotel rooms for the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival

LCK will have a block of rooms reserved at the Courtyard Marriott in Lowell for the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival. A 10% discount is available on two different sizes of rooms. There will be a block of 10 rooms for Friday and Saturday nights (12 and 13 October) and a block of three rooms for Thursday (11 October) and Sunday (14 October) nights. Reservations must be made by Thursday 20 September.


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