FYI, UMass Lowell is hosting a free five-part reading and discussion series focusing on three of Jack Kerouac’s Lowell-centric novels: The Town and the City, Visions of Gerard and Maggie Cassidy. Sounds interesting, plus it's in beautiful Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack's hometown.
It's being led by UMass Lowell English professor and Beat Generation scholar Todd Tietchen. Here's the schedule:
Tuesday, Jan. 29 – The Town and the City, Parts 1 and 2;
Tuesday, Feb.19 – The Town and the City, Parts 3 to 5;
Tuesday, March 19 – Visions of Gerard, public reading at Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell with the community group Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!;
Tuesday, April 9 – Visions of Gerard;
Tuesday, April 30 – Maggie Cassidy.
Click here for more details.
If the link doesn't work, contact librarian Sara Marks at 978-934-4581or Sara_Marks@uml.edu. Those who pre-register will get a free copy of The Town and the City by mail.