LOREN FORD: The event went really well, , we had some excellent readers, got lots of people interested in the Kerouac House project for future events. Our tentative list of readers included Bob Kealing, Keith Lochmandy, Monica Lochmandy, Jodi Rubin, Mark Rubin, Carolyn Miller, Marty Cummins (Chapters Restaurant), Erin Styers (1st writer in residence), Barrie Freeman (representing the Globe), Nani Sadowski, Amy Sprague (representing First Publish), Tai Benitez, Rachel Goachin, Drew Garabo (host of the Drew Garabo show on 104.1), Tyler Gray (columnist in the Orlando Sentinel) Nancy Hanniford (representing Darden Restaurants, a major sponsor of the Kerouac Project), Annette King, and Jeff Hanniford. Two people dropped out, but members of the audience jumped in to read in their place.

BOB KEALING: People came and went all day. I'd estimate 100-200 people were there during the course of the reading. One participant compared our reading to something you might see in Greenwich Village. Congratulations on your efforts to memorialize one of Ti Jean's truly underappreciated works. Morover I hope this will establish a furthur appreciation and validation of the work Kerouac did in Orlando.