In honor of the Legacy of

Jack Kerouac

the Kerouac Project supports writers through Residency

and other programs that seek to enrich the Greater Orlando community.

The History Of

The Kerouac Project

It was part of the lore of College Park, a cozy northwest Orlando neighborhood, that Jack Kerouac lived in the area for a short time in 1957–58 when his classic work On The Road was published to much acclaim. It was also the place he typed the original manuscript of his sequel, Dharma Bums. Very few people knew exactly where in College Park he lived, and nobody seemed to be aware of the historical significance of such a place. In fact, none of Kerouac’s biographers had even mentioned the house. CONTINUE READING…

Current Resident

Kerouac Writers


Annemarie Ní Churreáin


Annemarie is a poet from Donegal/Ireland. A graduate of the M.Phil Creative Writing programme at The Oscar Wilde Centre Dublin, Annemarie’s writing has been published in Ireland and abroad. Some of the major publications featuring her work include: Poetry Ireland Review, The London Magazine. The Stinging Fly and The Chattahoochee Review In 2013, Annemarie was…


Robert Metcalf


Robert Metcalf is a writer from Wellington, New Zealand. His short stories have recently appeared in JAAM and Takahe and he is currently working on his first novel The Slow Smoke of Burning. Robert’s principal interest is writing fiction, but he also writes poetry and non-fiction. His reviews have appeared in the Lumiere Reader. Robert…


Ciara Shuttleworth


Ciara Shuttleworth was born in San Francisco and grew up in Nebraska, Nevada, and Washington state. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature, 11e, and The Southern Review. Shuttleworth received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho, a BFA in…


Michele Roldán-Shaw


Michele Roldán-Shaw is an author/rambler based on the coast of South Carolina. She enjoys nature, solitude and drinking tea. For over a decade she has worked as a freelance journalist, at the same time self-publishing her own stories on a shoestring. In 2010 she started the Rambler’s Life Project, forsaking permanent residence in favor of…

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Kerouac Project Residency


The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. All you are required to do is work on your writing project and give a reading in the house at the end of your residency.

Applications for 2015-2016 residencies are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Results are announced in May. No multiple submissions.

The submission period for the 2015-2016 residencies has ended.



Fall – John Christian Sevcik, a non-fiction writer from Seattle, Washington

Winter – Sarah Viren, a non-fiction writer from Lubbock, Texas

Spring – Erik Deckers, a fiction writer from Indianapolis, Indiana

Summer – Ryler Dustin, a poet from Lincoln, Nebraska. CONTINUE READING…