The Kerouac Project
of Orlando wishes to welcome everyone to the reading of Big Sur. I am
sure many of you are thinking why would Jack Kerouac be connected with
a town of theme parks. Years before a man named Walt Disney came to
Orlando, another visionary named Jack Kerouac came to briefly call Orlando
In 1957, Jack actually
lived in a quaint neighborhood named College Park with his mother. In
this time frame he was able to write Dharma Bums, and was living here
when On the Road was published. After some time away from the city,
they moved back and were living in Orlando where he wrote Big Sur.
with many volunteers and some corporate sponsors, the house was able
to be purchased. The projects main mission is to always have a
writer in residence. The writers stay for an average of three months
in the house, rent free, and are given total freedom to write in the
same house that Jack Kerouac himself wrote Dharma Bums. The three writers
that have lived there to date, have all had rave reviews of the project
and the freedom they had to write.
Again, we wish to
welcome all to this wonderful event. The reading will start at 12 noon
at The Globe at 27 Wall Street, downtown Orlando and can be reached
at 407-422-1669. It is a coffeeshop with indoor and outdoor seating,
as well as a full bar and food service.
Please check out
the website for our organization in Orlando at www.kerouacproject.org.
And for more information about the local reading or to be put on our
mailing list contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you
at The Globe.
Project of Orlando