On Saturday night, October 30, The Kerouac Project will be hosting Mr. Abdelkader Jamoussi, Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco, at the Kerouac House. As well as being a diplomat, Mr. Jamoussi is a poet and writer, having written several literary and diplomatic books. He believes writing and the arts are a way to bridge cultures and tools to create dialogue and understanding. During the Saturday night event Mr. Jamoussi will read selections of his haiku poetry, other Arabic poetry, and share his thoughts on the haiku of Jack Karouac, of whose writing he is a fan.
During his reading, Mr. Jamoussi will be accompanied by Hassan Hakmoun, one of the notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music. He has performed at Lincoln Center in New York City and became a regular fixture in New York’s rock, jazz, and fusion scenes.
Haiku master and poet, Stanford Forrester, will also be reading at the event. As well as mastering Haiku and other Japanese poetry forms, Stanford is an expert on Jack Kerouac, the Beats, and American Haiku.
Also participating in the event will be current Kerouac House resident, David Morgan O’Connor, who will read selections for his work.
This reading event will be held outside on the front lawn of the Kerouac House.
Wine will be served during the event and while some seating will be provided, you are encouraged to bring you own comfortable lawn chairs or blanket to sit on as you enjoy this wonderful literary night under the starts at the Kerouac House.
The Kerouac House is located at 1418 Clouser Avenue, Orlando 32804, at the corner of Clouser Avenue and Shady Lane Drive.