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…
Sarah Rose Etter
Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party, and The Book of X (Two Dollar Radio), her first novel, which was a finalist for The Believer Book Award and long-listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, BOMB, Gulf Coast, The Cut, VICE, Philadelphia Weekly…
Samantha Libby has worked and lived around the world as a humanitarian and human rights advocate. Her writing has won various awards and human rights prizes including the Pushcart Prize, a Ragdale Fellowship, the Raphael Smith Prize for Global Understanding, the Cordier Essay Award, and the Baroness Winchester Prize for Human Rights. She has been…
Tricia Romano is an award-winning writer who is currently working on an oral history about the Village Voice for Public Affairs (Hachette), tentatively titled, Commies, Hippies, Pinkos, Queers!: An Uncensored Oral History of the Village Voice, the Newsweekly that Changed the World. It will be her first book. She is the former editor-in-chief of The Stranger,…
Tanya Grae is the debut author of Undol (YesYes Books, 2019), a National Poetry Series finalist. Her awards include the Florida Book Award, a Kingsbury Fellowship, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Tennessee Williams Poetry Prize, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. Her poems and essays appear in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, Prairie Schooner,…
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.
Application for 2021-2022 residencies will open on Friday, January 1, 2021. Results are announced in late May.
Residency Applications/submissions FOR 2021-2022 RESIDENCIEs will open on January 1, 2021
Kerouac Project Coronavirus Update
Please be advised that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Florida the Kerouac Project is currently in hiatus. Our summer residency at the Kerouac House has been postponed to a later date, and no public events are occurring there at this time. Neither are we currently conducting any tours of the Kerouac House. We plan to back up and running again for our fall residency that begins on September 1, 2020.