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Kerouac Park on a winter night. Photo by Steve 'Rat' Albert

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Tourist In Your Own Town

As part of this City Of Lowell Event LCK will have volunteers stationed at Kerouac Park. Those who drop by will have the opportunity to post a poem on the poetry board and possibly even recite a few words.

The event takes place the weekend of June 9th and 10th from 12 noon till 5pm.

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Inc. (LCK) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Jack Kerouac's life and literature. Founded in 1985, LCK sponsors literary programs year round, including a festival in the first weekend of October. We also produce a spring program tied to Kerouac's March 12th birthday, as well as other educational and cultural activities. LCK volunteers help maintain Kerouac Park and Jack Kerouac Commemorative in Downtown Lowell.

The October Festival features tours of Kerouac's Lowell places - including many sites describes in his Lowell-based novels-panel discussions, reading, jazz and folk music, films, open mike events, as high poetry competition, book signings, and more. Kerouac fans and scholars from across the United States and around the world travel to Lowell for the festival.

Writers, musicians, and scholars who have participated over the years include Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, David Amram, Gregory Corso, Anne Waldman, Patti Smith, Michael McClure, ray Mazarek, Herbert Huncke, Ann Charters, Douglas Brinkley, Willie Alexander, Diane DiPrima, Regina Weinreich, Ed Sanders, Joyce Johnson, Ann Douglas, Sterling Lord, and John Sinclair.

LCK has formed partnerships with many educational, cultural, social, and civic organizations in Lowell. Our activities are coordinated by volunteers and paid for by individual donations, corporate gifts, rants, and sale of books and T-shirts. LCK office is in the Whistler House Museum of Art at 243 Worthen Street in Lowell.


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