In honor of the Legacy of
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…
Glendaliz Camacho is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and 2015 Write A House Finalist. She has earned residencies at Jentel, Caldera, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Hedgebrook, and Lanesboro Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Anderson Center. She is an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) fiction workshops and the Tin…
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Shasta Grant is the author of Gather Us Up and Bring Us Home, a chapbook forthcoming from Split Lip Press, and the 2016 SmokeLong Quarterly Kathy Fish Fellow. Winner of the 2015 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, judged by Ann Patchett, her stories and essays have appeared in cream city review, Epiphany, Hobart, Pithead Chapel,…
Jacob Shores-Arguello is a Costa Rican-American poet, fiction writer, and translator. He is the author of In The Absence of Clocks, which was awarded the 2011 Crab Orchard Series Open Competition. Jacob is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ukraine, the Dzanc Books ILP International Literature Award, The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in…
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 $1,000 are included. All you are required to do is work on your writing project and participate in two events while a resident—a Welcome Potluck dinner, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.
Applications for 2017-2018 residencies are due by Sunday, March 12, 2017. Results are announced in late May.
The current submissions period has closed
we are no longer accepting applications/submissions for the 2017–2018 Residencies
The 2017–2018 Writers-In-Residence at the Kerouac House
We are delighted to share the names of the four writers awarded a residency at the Kerouac House during 2017–18. The alternates for each residency appear in italics.
The Kerouac Project of Orlando wants to congratulate the chosen residents and their alternates and extend our thanks to the record number of people who applied this year to become a writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House.
Fall – Suleika Jaouad, a nonfiction writer from New York City. Timothy Laurence, a nonfiction writer from Stamford, Connecticut.
Winter – Sean Mulroy, a poet from Madison, Wisconsin. Brian Booker, a fiction writer from Evanston, Illinois.
Spring – Laura Lee Bahr, a fiction writer from Los Angeles, California. Niamh Donnelly, a fiction writer from Dublin, Ireland.
Summer – Jane Ridgeway, a fiction writer from Sunnyvale, California. Leslie Marie Aguilar, a poet from Abilene, Texas.