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Kerouac House Newsletter – October 2019

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News from the Kerouac Project

Meet the Current Resident, Chelsey Clammer

Chelsey Clammer is the author of the award-winning essay collection, Circadian (Red Hen Press, 2017), and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications, 2015).

Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Hobart, Brevity, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School, and Black Warrior Review. She teaches online writing classes with WOW! Women On Writing and is a freelance editor. Her next collection of essays, Human Heartbeat Detected, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press.

Chelsey received an MFA in Creative Writing from Rainier Writing Workshop, and an MA in Women’s Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She currently resides in Austin, Texas. You can read more of her writing at

Chelsey’s farewell reading will take place on the evening of Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details, as well as other Kerouac House Happenings..

Workshop at JKH

Current Kerouac House resident Chelsey Clammer, along with Mad About Words, is presenting a workshop about writing small essays with big impact on October 12. We’d love to see you there! You can register here.

Past resident Deirdre Coyle on Drunken Odyssey

Check out this Drunken Odyssey podcast featuring our Summer 2019 resident Deirdre Coyle, hosted by board member John King.

In this episode, John “talk(s) with the fiction writer and essayist Deirdre Coyle about why fantasy can be more real than realism, the video game experience that happens inside our minds, and the joys of cutting extraneous words from manuscripts.”

New Board Member, William Jones

We are pleased to welcome William C. Jones to the Kerouac Project Board. William is a commercial relationship manager at SunTrust, and has over 25 years of Institutional and Commercial banking experience.

William is actively involved in Orlando community, currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Rollins College – Hamilton Holt School. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer for the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando.

William has previously served the community as Board Member for the Good Shepherd Catholic School Foundation, mentor for Orlando/Orange County COMPACT and a Board Member for the Florida Development Finance Corporation.

William will help us manage our finances and help guide us through our upcoming capital campaign. (More on that later.)

Speaking of the Drunken Odyssey, board member John King has interviewed writers from around the world. We encourage you to check them out.

A few Drunken Odyssey podcast episodes with 2019 Board Members:

Drunken Odyssey podcast episodes featuring Kerouac House 2019 residents Chad Anderson, Sara Batkie, Deidre Coyle, and Chelsey Clammer:




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