The Kerouac Project


David Morgan O'Connor, a 2021-22 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House.


David Morgan O’Connor

David Morgan O’Connor is an Irish-Canadian writer based in Barcelona. He has an MFA from University College Dublin & the University of New Mexico. A contributing reviewer for Rhino Poetry and fiction editor at Bending Genres, his work has appeared in Splonk, A New Ulster, Crannog, Opossum, The New Quarterly, The Irish Times, Best New British & Irish Poets, The Guardian, and others. He is the recipient of the 2021 Cuirt International Award for Fiction, the Tom Gallon Award, and extremely thrilled to be the Fall 2021 Kerouac Project Fellow.


Nita Noveno

Nita Noveno is a writer and educator in NYC. She is a graduate of The New School MFA Creative Writing Program and the founder and host of Sunday Salon, a long-running reading series in the Big Apple (and She is also the founder and editor of the literary journal, SalonZine. Her work has appeared inThe Hunger, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Open City and The Margins, The Seventh Wave, About Place Journal, and Kweli. Born in Southeast Alaska to immigrant parents from the Philippines, Nita writes about memory, culture, identity, and immigrant lives. She teaches composition and literature at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.


Jo-Ann Yeoh

Yeoh Jo-Ann grew up in Malaysia and lives in Singapore. Her first novel, Impractical Uses of Cake, won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2018 and in 2020, her story Dog Tiger Horse won the Boston Review’s Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. She is currently working on her second novel and a collection of short stories on the theme of family and food in Southeast Asia.

Rachel Kolman, the Summer 2022 writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House.


Rachel Kolman

Rachel Kolman is a nonfiction writer and freelancer currently living in Philadelphia. Her essays and articles have been published widely across the web, appearing in Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Her Story, Autofocus, Sinkhole, Tech Viral, and others. She also has fiction in Ghost Parachute, Other Orlandos, Whiskey Paper, Bodega Literary Magazine, and Unmanned Press. Rachel is an editor, teacher, and literary community enthusiast, participating in as many events, readings, conferences, guest lectures, and seminars as she can, sharing her writing and experience building a freelancing career over the last eight years. In addition to editing work for clients and publishing freelance pieces across the web, she teaches in the First Year Writing Program at Drexel University, as well as writing classes at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. She has her MFA in fiction from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in nonfiction from Rosemont College.

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