Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival 2016


Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Satori in Paris

“Everybody goes home in October”
—Jack Kerouac. On the Road

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Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival 2015


"October is always a great time for me (knock on wood),
's why I always talk about it so much..."
Jack Kerouac. Desolation Angels

"Everybody goes home in October"
Jack Kerouac. On the Road

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2007 LCK Festival

Sunday 30 September 2007

Pre-Festival Kickoff Event: Noon, Running of annual Jack Kerouac 5K Road Race.

Thursday 4 October 2007

3pm. Beat Literature Conference. Scholarly examination of Beat literature. O'Leary Lecture Hall, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

4pm. Lowell Blues. Visual poem shot by film maker Henry Ferrini, featuring sections of Kerouac's book, Dr. Sax. Lowell National Historical Park Viistor Center, Market St.

2006 LCK Festival

Sunday 1 October 2006

12:00pm. 4th Annual Kerouac 5K Road Race (to pass by Kerouac Park). Proceeds to benefit scholarship. Dubliner Restaurant.

Thursday 5 October 2006

4:00pm. Film, Lowell Blues. LNHP Visitor Center, Market St.

8:00pm. Musicians Frank Morey and Allen Crane, poets Jim Dunn and Diana Saenz. Cappy's Copper Kettle, Central St.

Friday 6 October 2006

9:30am. Youth Poetry Contest. Lowell High School, 50 French St.

4:00pm. Film, Lowell Blues. LNHP Visitor Center, Market St.

2003 LCK Festival

Festival Preview Event: Sunday 28 September 2003

2:00pm. Voices from the Valley: A Gathering of Merrimack Valley Poets. Readings by poets from cities and towns in the region whose work evokes the life and landscape of the Merrimack Valley. Sponsored by the Flowering City Committee in partnership with Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Inc. Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 50 French St.

2001 LCK Festival

Wednesday 3 October 2001

12:30 p.m.: Middlesex Community College will host, in cooperation with LCK!, an early showing of film maker Henry Ferrini's film, Lowell Blues, at the Middlesex Community College lower cafeteria, Kearney Square.

Thursday 4 October 2001

12:00 noon: Atop An Underwood Readings from Kerouac by editor, Paul Marion. Mogan Cultural Center, French Street.

2000 LCK Festival

Thursday 5 October 2000

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: "Introspective Visions of Kerouac's Lowell" gallery exhibition, Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs.

6 p.m.: "Meditations on Jack," Steve Edington, Whistler House Museum of Art.

7 p.m.: Members Reception, Whistler House Museum/Parker Gallery.

9 p.m.: "A Night of Music and Poetry," Cappy's Copper Kettle.

Friday 6 October 2000

9-11 a.m.: High School poets, Barbara Concannon-Crete Memorial Poetry Prize, Lowell High School.

1999 LCK Festival

Thursday 30 September 1999

9 a.m., Lowell High School, Barbara Concannon-Crete Memorial Poetry Prize

3:30 p.m., O'Leary Library, UMass Lowell South Campus, Beat Film Fest, featuring Robert Frank's Pull My Daisy.

8 p.m., The Merrimack River: Mighty Napo of New England, walking tour, departs from School and Pawtucket streets.

10 p.m., Cappy's Copper Kettle, Kerouac After Hours: Poetry and Music, with David Amram, Bob Martin, Jim Dunleavy, Dave Norton and others.

1996 LCK Festival

9th Annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Festival
Jack Kerouac: Athlete and Scholar
3-6 October 1996

Wednesday 2 October 1996

Pre-Festival Event: Stone Soup Poets Celebrate Jack Kerouac
7:30 PM- Closing
T.T. Bear's Place
10 Brookline Ave, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

1988 LCK Festival

Tuesday 21 June 1988

7:30pm: "To the People," a musical with a theme of freedom and struggle presented by Little Flags Theatre at the Sampas Pavillion on the Merrimack River.

Wednesday 22 June 1988

7-11pm: Publication party for "Guide to Kerouac's Lowell" by Brian Foye, at the Pawtucketville Social Club, 123 University Ave.


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