The Kerouac Project

Erik Deckers

Recent Articles by Erik

A Virtual Walk-Through of the Jack Kerouac House

It all started easily enough. I was sitting in the Kerouac House meeting with a few friends to talk about nonprofits, grant writing, and the Edyth Bush Foundation’s nonprofit certification program that I’m doing with fellow board members Moriah Russo and William Jones. I was there with Barbara Wetzler, our program coach, Dr. Ruth Baskerville…

Submission Period for Writers’ Residencies Extended to April 28

(ORLANDO)—The Kerouac Project of Orlando has extended its deadline for the 2024-25 writers’ residencies. They are looking for six writers to each spend two months living and working in the same house where Beat writer Jack Kerouac lived in 1957–58 when he wrote The Dharma Bums. The Project is accepting applications for its writers-in-residence program up…

Novel Excerpt from David W. Berner, Summer 2011

From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and tell us what they’ve been up to, or even share some of their work. This month, we hear from Summer 2011 resident, David W. Berner, as he shares an excerpt from his new novel, The Islander. The Islander, David W. Berner, (Excerpt from…

Alumni Update: Deirdre Coyle, Summer 2019

From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and tell us what they’ve been up to, or how their residency helped prepare them for the writing life. This month, we hear from Summer 2019 resident, Deirdre Coyle. Deirdre Coyle’s Summer at the Kerouac House I lived at the Kerouac House during the…

Alumni Update: Rachel Kolman, Summer 2022

From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and tell us what they’ve been up to, or how their residency helped prepare them for the writing life. This month, we hear from Summer 2022 resident, Rachel Kolman. On the Road to Jack’s House By Rachel Kolman How persistently loud the bugs are,…

Alumni Update: Gwen Mullins, Winter 2020-21

From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and tell us what they’ve been up to, or how their residency helped prepare them for the writing life. This month, we hear from Spring 2018 resident, Gwen Mullins. New Year’s Eve at Jack’s House (2020-21) by Gwen Mullins I fall in love with…

A Voice of One’s Own:

From time to time, different Kerouac House alumni will write in and share some of their work with us. This month, we hear from Spring 2018 writer-in-residence, Laura Lee Bahr.         Remembering writers you haven’t read and           And why Beat generation women still rock “‘There were women,…