The Kerouac Project


Chelsey Crammer


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

Threa Almontaser, one of the writers-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House.


Threa Almontaser

Threa Almontaser is a Yemeni-American writer, translator, and multimedia artist from New York City. A first generation college student, she is a MFA graduate from North Carolina State University and the recipient of scholarships from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and others. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, she is winner of the 2019 Claire Keyes Poetry Award, the 2018 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize, the 2017 Unsilenced Grant for Muslim American Women Writers, and more. Her work is published in or forthcoming from Sundress Publications, Oxford Review, Nimrod International Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She teaches English to immigrants and refugees in Raleigh and enjoys traveling to places not easily found on a map. For more, please visit


Ronan Ryan

Ronan Ryan is an Irish writer, based in Dublin, and he has also lived in France, Japan, America, Singapore, Australia, England, Scotland, and New Zealand. He has an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. His debut novel, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice, published by Tinder Press in 2017, was named by the Irish Independent Review as one of their ‘Books of the Year’ and was a finalist for The Lascaux Prize in Fiction. He has written memoir articles for The Irish Times, and his short story Danger, Love, Magic, a finalist for the Machigonne Fiction Contest, will be published by The New Guard literary review in 2019.



There was no writer-in-residence in the Kerouac House because of Covid-19

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