Lowell Celebrates the Iconic Jack Kerouac

The Boston Herald reminds us in an AP story just added to their on-line edition, that a newly expanded version of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! awaits aficionados of Jack Kerouac and his literary world.

LOWELL – The city of Lowell is set to hold an expanded version its annual festival celebrating the city’s most famous writer – Jack Kerouac.

The four-day event, sponsored by Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! and UMass Lowell, begins Thursday and will feature tours of places Kerouac frequented and featured in his writing. The event also will highlight readings by bestselling writers Anita Shreve, Russell Banks, Ann Hood, Tom Perrotta and Andre Dubus III.

It’s the 22nd annual celebration of the literary event.


The Beat Generation icon, who was born in Lowell, published more than 20 books of prose and poetry, most famously “On the Road.”

In the Boston  Herald on-line here.

One Response to Lowell Celebrates the Iconic Jack Kerouac

  1. PaulM says:

    The AP story went coast to coast in minutes. It’s all over the place if you Google the Kerouac Literary Festival. Let’s hope the coverage boosts the attendance at the events scheduled for Thursday through Sunday.