Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, October 2012

Had a good time this weekend at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac.  Went down on Thursday for a performance by Ann Waldman which was just terrific!  Then, as always, had a great time on the Pubs of Lowell tour, led by Roger Brunelle and Mike Wurm.  Below is a photo of David Amram taken at Cappy's which was the last stop on the tour.

Me with David Amram at Cappy's Copper Kettle in Lowell, MA
Friday morning we had a late breakfast at the hotel restaurant and then headed over to Jack's grave in a light rain.  

Click here to see a video of my reading this year.

Our next activity was a reading of random pieces of Jack's writing held at the hotel where we were staying and then a fabulous dinner at Ricardo's and a walk over to the Merrimack Repertory Theater for a showing of a play Jack wrote back in 1957.

Richard, Michelle, Tess, Jason, Rick, me, John, and Kurt.  We first met on the FB Kerouac
page and it was nice to put real people to the names.  

Saturday morning we went to a "Commemorative at the Commemorative" before heading north to Portland for a Poetry, Poverty and Blues event sponsored by the organization I work for, Maine Equal Justice Partners.  

Just chillin' at home on this drizzly Sunday, writing and enjoying a cozy fire in the fireplace.