Roger Brunelle, inventor of the guided tours of Kerouac’s literary sites in Lowell, will lead a 2.5 hour bus tour on Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at 8.30 am at the National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St. See the sites written about in “Visions of Gerard,” “Doctor Sax,” “Maggie Cassidy,” “Vanity of Duluoz,” and “The Town and the City.” The tour ends at Kerouac Park at 11 a.m., just in time for the annual “Commemorative at the Commemorative.” To reserve a space, call the Park Service at 978-970-5000. Seating is limited. To see the full schedule of the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, visit www.uml.edu/artsandideas or www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org
“Jack’s Birthplace, Lupine Road, Lowell,” a painting by Copley Society Master Vassilios “Bill” Giavis of Lowell from his “Kerouac Collection” (Web photo courtesy of pkart.com). To see more of Bill’s work, visit The Brush Gallery and Studios, 256 Market Street, Market Mills, Lowell, where he has operated a studio for more than 20 years.