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Celebrate Jack Kerouac's 94th Birthday in Lowell!
March 12, 2016
Program updated 29 Jan - download a .pdf copy of the program
If you're in San Francisco, you can celebrate Jack's birthday at the Beat Museum.
10:00 am: Downtown Walking Tour of Lowell Kerouac Sites.
Begins at the Kerouac Commemorative at Bridge and French Streets and ends at the Pollard Memorial Library. Led by Roger Brunelle.
12:30 pm: Pollard Library Tour.
This Library played a pivotal role in shaping Kerouac’s literary consciousness, and now houses a "Kerouac Corner." Led by Bill Walsh. The Pollard Library is located at 401 Merrimack Street.
2:00 pm: "Woody and Jack: Two American Icons."
A presentation comparing the lives and legacies of Jack Kerouac and Woody Guthrie by Steve Edington. Response by David Amram.
Steve is a member of the LCK Committee and the author of The Beat Face of God, Bring Your Own God—The Spirituality of Woody Guthrie, and Kerouac’s Nashua Connection.
4:00 pm: Open Mike at the Worthen. 141 Worthen Street.
8:00 pm "The Moody Street Sound" at the UnchARTed Gallery.
With Special Guest David Amram. 103 Market Street. A $5.00 donation is requested to support Lowell Celebrates Kerouac.