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

Kerouac Project Coronavirus Update

Please be advised that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Florida the Kerouac Project was in hiatus. Our summer and fall residencies at the Kerouac House were postponed, and no public events are occurring there at this time. Neither are we currently conducting any tours of the Kerouac House. We are back up and running again for our winter residency that began on December 1, 2020. Our 202

December 2020

More Events at the Kerouac House

After a break due to the Coronavirus pandemic, on December 1, our residency program swung back into action when Gwen Mullins, our winter writer-in-residence arrived at at the Kerouac House.

Current Resident Kerouac Writers


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…


Gwen Mullins

Gwen Mullins is an essayist, novelist, and short story writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, The Bitter Southerner, PANK, The New Guard, Sixfold, descant (Frank O’Connor Award), Green Mountains Review, Numéro Cinq, and Social Justice Anthologies, among others. Gwen is currently working on her second novel as well as a…


Tricia Romano

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

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 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.

Residency applications/submissions for 2021-2022 residencies will open Friday, January 1, 2021. Results are announced in late May.