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Thursday, Sept. 30

9 a.m., Lowell High School, Barbara Concannon-Crete Memorial Poetry Prize

3:30 p.m., O'Leary Library, UMass Lowell South Campus, Beat Film Fest, featuring Robert Frank's Pull My Daisy.

8 p.m., The Merrimack River: Mighty Napo of New England, walking tour, departs from School and Pawtucket streets.

10 p.m., Cappy's Copper Kettle, Kerouac After Hours: Poetry and Music, with David Amram, Bob Martin, Jim Dunleavy, Dave Norton and others.

Friday, Oct. 1

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Beat Attitudes Conference, with keynote speaker Robert Creeley.

4-7 p.m., University Gallery, McGauvran Student Union, South Campus, works by painter Stephen Greene.

4:30-6 p.m., Mystic Jack Walking Tour through Centralville, meets at St. Louis de France Church, Boisvert & West Sixth streets.

7 p.m., The Gaelic Club, 255 Chelmsford St., Aztec Radio: An Evening of Attitude & Beatitude, with John Sinclair & his Blues Scholars, Amram and others. $10, $5 for students.

Saturday, Oct. 2

9-11 a.m., The Lowell Kerouac Tour, bus tour with Roger Brunelle, meets at Middlesex Community College, Kearney Square, reservation required (452-7966). $5.

10:30-11:30 a.m., Commemorative at the Commemorative, reflection with Unitarian minister Stephen Edington at the Kerouac Commemorative in Kerouac Park, Bridge and French streets.

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Kerouac's Nashua bus tour, departs from Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 151 Merrimack St., Lowell, reservations suggested, call 458-3939.

1-2:30 p.m., Cairo to Kerouac: World Music & Poetry for Children of all Ages, Pollard Memorial Library, David Amram in a special children's performance.

2:30 p.m., Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., literary presentations and discussions featuring Stephen Edington, Paul Marion, Joyce Johnson, Regina Weinrich and Ann Douglas

7 p.m., Durgin Hall, UMass Lowell South Campus, poet Robert Creeley and musician David Amram.

9:30 p.m., Kerouac Soiree, Centralville Social Club, 364 West Sixth St., at the club where Kerouac's father was a member. Music by Denis Brunelle & Friends.

Sunday, Oct. 3

1 p.m., The Sugar Shack, 100 University Ave., Improv with Amram and local musicians and writers.