Know that there is nothing more haunting than a house at night when the family is asleep, something strangely tragic, something beautiful forever.
Celebrate Jack Kerouac’s 93rd Birthday in Lowell!
March 6-7, 2015
Program updated 23 Feb - download a .pdf copy of the program
11:15 a.m. Musician and Composer David Amram will conduct a workshop for United Teen Equality Center participants. (Not open to the public.)
1:00 p.m. Musician and Composer David Amram will conduct a workshop for United Teen Equality Center participants. (Not open to the public.)
7:00 p.m. A One-Man Play on the Life and Work of Charlie “Bird” Parker with Jeff Robinson.
Jeff Robinson is a jazz saxophonist and teacher. He appeared in Kerouac authored play “The Beat Generation” as presented by the Merrimack Repertory Theater in October of 2012.
United Teen Equality Center. Entrance on Warren Street at site of old St. Paul’s Church; across from the UML Inn and Conference Center.
A $10.00 donation is requested. Refreshments, birthday cupcakes, and brownies provided.
12:30 p.m.: A “Grotto and Falls” Tour Led by Roger Brunelle.
This tour centers on sites Kerouac described in Doctor Sax as well as others of his Lowell based novels: The Lowell Grotto, the Pawtucket Falls, and the Merrimack River. Meet at the Grotto parking lot on Pawtucket Street next to the Archambault Funeral Home. Donation requested.
3:00 p.m.: Dedication of the Kerouac Corner at the Pollard Memorial Library.
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Come see the spot where Jack sat and read book by great classical and contemporary authors.
Short talks by Bill Walsh, Roger Burnelle, David Amram, and Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott in the corner area on the first floor, followed by birthday cake in the ground floor meeting room. A special thanks to Paul Marion for his donation of 400 books of poetry to the Pollard Library.
The Pollard Library is located at 401 Merrimack Street.
6:00—11:59 p.m. “Happy Birthday Jack” Evening of Music at Lowell’s SAC Club.
Celebrate Jack’s birthday at one of his favorite Lowell haunts.
6:00-9:00pm. “Trio Now,” with Steve Hunt, Bruce Gertz, and Jack Diefendorf
9:00-11:59pm. David Amram and friends "Moody Street Revisited"
Donation requested. The SAC Club is located at the Corner of Hanover and Merrimack Streets.
Lowell Celebrates Kerouac thanks its friends and supporters for their help in making these events possible. A special thanks to Mr. James Irsay for his generous contribution to LCK.
Our host sites this for this year’s Kerouac Birthday Celebration are the United Teen Equality Center, the Pollard Memorial Library and the SAC Club.
A special thanks to Darrell’s Music Hall of Nashua, New Hampshire for the keyboard used by David Amram.