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
The Kerouac Project Writers-in-Residence program was paused for the 2023-2024 season, but we’re back! We will resume for the 2024-2025 season. We look forward to reading new submissions and working with new residents. Submissions open February 1st, 2024 and close April 14, 2024 at 11:59pm.
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.
Keep Up with the Kerouac House!
Due to the fact the 100-year-old Kerouac House needs to undergo repair and restoration, the residency program was paused for our 2024–202 residency year. We are now accepting applications between February 1 and April 14. Visit our submissions page for more information.