Author Russell Banks at the Kerouac Festival, Sept. 30

Acclaimed author Russell Banks will talk about Jack Kerouac and read from his own fiction on Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 pm, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. His novels include “Continental Drift,” “Affliction,”  “Cloudsplitter,” and “The Reserve.” A book-signing will follow.

Admission is free for students and seniors; $10 for the public. Contact for reservations. The program will be in the Junior Ballroom of the ICC, 50 Warren St., Lowell.

Learn more about Russell Banks at his publisher’s website.

For the full schedule with times and locations of events during the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, visit or