Monday, March 21, 2016

Aram Saroyan's Play about Beat Poet, Lew Welch: This Friday in Venice, CA

I saw the following on Aram Saroyan's Facebook page:
as Lew Welch in
The Life and Times of Lew Welch, Beat Poet 
Written and Directed by ARAM SAROYAN
Beyond Baroque Friday, March 25, 2016, 8:00 P.M.
681 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 Ph: 310-822-3006

Faithful readers of this blog will know Aram as the son of William Saroyan, an author who influenced Kerouac, but Aram is an accomplished writer in his own right. Click here for a great essay he wrote titled, "Beat America." Aram participated with Ted Berrigan in the famous interview with Kerouac and his mother at their Lowell home which was published in The Paris Review in 1968 (click here).

Lew Welch, of course, was an acclaimed poet (click here for my review of his work) and friend of Kerouac who appeared as Dave Wain in Big Sur and who co-wrote Trip Trap: Haiku On the Road with Kerouac and Albert Saijo.

Here's a link for information on the setting of the performance:

If you're a Kerouac fan and can get yourself to Venice on March 25, go go go!

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