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Writing Residency Re-opening

Kerouac Project of Orlando to Open 2024-2025 Residency Applications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erik Deckers, (317) 674-3745 January 27th, 2024                                                                                                       (ORLANDO)—The Kerouac Project of Orlando is 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 as he wrote The Dharma…

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,…

Near Miss at the Kerouac House

NEAR MISS AT THE KEROUAC HOUSE On Sunday, June 27, 2021, a huge oak tree limb (girth 125 inches) fell and slightly damaged the roof of the Kerouac House front porch. Thankfully, our current writer-in-residence Tanya Grae wasn’t home at the time, and no one was injured. (Check out the video clip below.) The incident…