Friday Links: Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!

11 Oct


Lowell Celebrates Kerouac (LCK) is already in full force. If you’re among the many 9-to-5ers, though–hey, we can’t all be full-time writers!–you likely won’t be getting to the festival until the weekend. Here’s a round-up of related links for those attending and for armchair travelers.

The official Lowell Celebrates Kerouac website

The festival line up

The basics you need to know when attending LCK, including public transportation

Steve Dalachinsky will be reading his poetry at LCK! Find out more about him here and check out this Huffington Post interview with him

David Amram will be performing and sharing stories at LCK!

Kerouac’s hometown friend Billy Koumantzelis has a CD out called On the Lowell Beat: My Times with Jack Kerouac

This year’s festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of perhaps my favorite of Kerouac’s books

It’s also the 25th anniversary of the thoughtful Kerouac Commemorative, designed by Ben Woitena

The abstract work of Barbara Gagel will be on display at the Ayer Lofts Gallery throughout LCK

I wrote this Church Hopping article about the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, after touring it during LCK

After all the hoopla, I think I’m going to have to visit Mill No. 5

Kerouac’s play Beat Generation premiered during LCK last year; what did you think of it?

My Burning Furiously Beautiful coauthor, Paul Maher Jr., talks about growing up in Lowell

J. Haeske, author of Retracing Jack Kerouac, visited Lowell and took photos

My Pinterest board On the Road: Lowell

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Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is now available as an ebook and paperback!


2 Responses to “Friday Links: Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!”

  1. J Haeske October 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Thanks Stephanie,
    I didn’t know ‘Visions Of Gerard’ was your favorite Kerouac novel. Unusual choice. Hope you and Paul got the chance to spread the word about your book.

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos October 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      I hope to do a post on Lowell Celebrates Kerouac this week. I had a great time!! I don’t like to self-promote too much, so it was nice to have some friends who introduced the book into the conversation. People seemed genuinely interested in connecting, and I really enjoyed just meeting everyone and seeing everyone else’s work. There were so many talented people!

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