Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pictures/videos from Lowell Celebrates Kerouac 2011

Below is a fairly comprehensive photo/videojournal of our Lowell Celebrates Kerouac weekend. NOTE: Click on photos to enlarge them for viewing.

Me at Jack's grave.

These next two links are videos of me and Crystal reading at Jack's grave.

Rick reading from Big Sur

Crystal reading from Mexico City Blues

Crystal at Jack's grave.

The inscription in the copy of my book I left at the grave.

The instructions I left on my book.

Jack's grave during our visit. At bottom are the two books we read from - we didn't leave them there.

"So long, Jack."

A picture Crystal took using the "panorama" setting on my camera so she could get my truck (with DHRMABM license plate) and Jack's grave in one shot.

A guy at Ricardo's was impersonating Jack.

Me with Melissa, who won an autographed copy of The Beat Handbook by saying Rumplestiltskin (per my challenge in a previous post).

Poet Steve Dalachinsky reading Saturday morning at the Jack Kerouac Commemorative.

One of the stones at the Jack Kerouac Commemorative.

Me listening at the Commemorative.

David Amram playing Amazing Grace at the Commemorative.

The plaque on the house where Jack was born.

9 Lupine Road in Lowell, MA: the house where Jack Kerouac was born.

Docent Roger Brunelle reading at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Jack's funeral home in Lowell, visible from beginning of the Stations of the Cross at the Grotto.

The stations of the Cross near the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. That's Bill, who is omnipresent during LCK weekends.

Sign outside the Worthen House, a stop in Friday night's pub crawl and site of Saturday afternoon's open mike.

Me reading at the open mike at the Worthen.

Click here for a video of my reading.

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