October – Kerouac’s Favorite Month

Don’t miss Rachel Briere’s article in the Lowell Sun Today – “Never missing a beat.” She sets the stage for the greatly revamped upcoming “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac” aka Jack Kerouac Literary Festival in these opening paragraphs:

The dawning of October in New England ushers in a number of unique elements setting the region and city apart from the rest of the country. Colorful foliage spreads across the area like a painter’s brush peppering the landscape with fiery reds, vibrant oranges and soothing yellows that mesmerize both young and old. There is a crisp fragrance of fresh apples and spicy pumpkins that no store bought scented candle can match. And as tan lines fade, smiles seem to remain as fall is born.

In Lowell, autumn means more than just experiencing Mother Nature’s dramatic build to the finale of the end of the year. It signifies the return of the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival. Beginning on Thursday, the Mill City will be littered with events including seminars, readings, talks, tours, concerts and presentations, centered mainly around the Beat Generation icon.

The interview with Paul Marion, the executive director of community and cultural affairs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, lays out some of the nearly 25 year history of the event that has grown from a tour and some readings to the widely known and celebrated literary festival of today.

Read more about the event here: http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_16179177#ixzz10fLt9Bz4

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_16179177#ixzz10fLYCFYI

Click here for the schedule of events, Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.