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

Upcoming Writers-In-Residence

We are delighted to share the names of the four writers awarded a residency at the Kerouac House during 2022–23. The alternates for each residency appear in italics.

The Kerouac Project of Orlando, Inc. wants to congratulate the chosen residents and their alternates and extend our thanks to those who applied this year to become a writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House.

Fall 2022

Jennifer Worley, a nonfiction writer from San Francisco, CA.  Ella Jacobson, a nonfiction writer from Rochester, MNs.

Winter 2022-23

Supriya Dhaliwal, a poet writer from Palampur, India.  Jonathan Kincade, a fiction writer from Washington, DC.

Spring 2023

Joy Baglio, a fiction writer from Florence, MA.  Chelsea Harlan, a poet from Big Island VA.

Summer 2023

Dizz Tate, a fiction writer from Birmingham, UK.  MFC Feeley, a fiction writer from Tuxedo, NY.

Current Resident Kerouac Writers


David Morgan O’Connor

David Morgan O’Connor is an Irish-Canadian writer based in Barcelona. He has an MFA from University College Dublin & the University of New Mexico. A contributing reviewer for Rhino Poetry and fiction editor at Bending Genres, his work has appeared in Splonk, A New Ulster, Crannog, Opossum, The New Quarterly, The Irish Times, Best New…


Nita Noveno

Nita Noveno is a writer and educator in NYC. She is a graduate of The New School MFA Creative Writing Program and the founder and host of Sunday Salon, a long-running reading series in the Big Apple (and She is also the founder and editor of the literary journal, SalonZine. Her work has appeared…


Jo-Ann Yeoh

Yeoh Jo-Ann grew up in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. Her first novel, Impractical Uses of Cake, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2018 and in 2020, her story Dog Tiger Horse won the Boston Review’s Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. She is currently working on her second novel and a collection of short stories on…


Rachel Kolman

Rachel Kolman is a nonfiction writer and freelancer currently living in Philadelphia. Her essays and articles have been published widely across the web, appearing in Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Her Story, Autofocus, Sinkhole, Tech Viral, and others. She also has fiction in Ghost Parachute, Other Orlandos, Whiskey Paper, Bodega Literary Magazine, and Unmanned Press. Rachel is an editor, teacher, and literary…

Kerouac Project Residency Application

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 three events while a resident—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you; a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency; and give a public reading at Valencia College. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings around the community, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.

We are no longer accepting residency applications/submissions for 2022-2023 residencies