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.

What’s happening at The Kerouac House

Welcome back

We have selected our residents for the 2024 – 2025 program. The residency will reopen for submissions sometime in January or February of 2025 for the 2025 – 2026 residency program.

One of the big changes we have made to our writer’s residency program is that we now have SIX residencies instead of four. Residencies will now be two months in length, instead of three.  This will provide more writers the opportunity to be a part of this world-renowned residency.

If you are interested in becoming a writer-in-residence at “The House that Jack Built,” please visit our submissions page for more information.

Kerouac Project Residency Application

The Kerouac Project provides six residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a two-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel The Dharma Bums.

While at the Kerouac House, each writer stays free with their utilities covered and a $600 food and supplies stipend to use during their residency. The residents are required to participate in four events: a welcome potluck dinner held in their honor, two creative workshops, and a final reading of their work at the end of their residency. They are also encouraged to participate in other readings and events around the Central Florida literary community, but this is not necessary.

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