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  • Welcome Sion Dayson

    The Kerouac Project would like to offer a warm, warm welcome to our winter 2013 writer in residence, Sion Dayson. Sion comes to us from Paris. She will be with us over the holiday season and into the new year. To see more on Sion you can visit her at siondayson.com. To see more about the Kerouac Project, and the comings and goings of our writers, please friend us on Facebook.

  • Jack Kerouac: The Florida-New York Connection

    We are proud to announce a fundraiser SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013, 8:30PM in New York City!  Read below for details.  Buy tickets here. Legendary composer David Amram and his quartet back up actors Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Boardwalk Empire), John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos) and poet, actor and spoken word artist Frank Messina as they read the works of Jack Kerouac. Special guest speakers include author and biographer Joyce Johnson, Kerouac Project co-founder Summer Rodman and former Kerouac Project resident Monica Wendel. Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014     Reservations: 212.989.9319 Admission: $20 includes a drink.  "How fitting that this fundraiser takes place in Greenwich Village, where Kerouac felt at home in a community of post ...

  • Welcome Brooks Teevan

    Brooks Teevan comes to the Kerouac House for the Summer of 2013. Her work has appeared in The Little Patuxent Review. It has also won Northwestern University's TriQuarterly Fiction Prize and the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio Student Prize. Brooks hails from San Francisco and more recently Chicago. Look on our Facebook page for information about Brook's appearances and readings around Central Florida. Welcome, Brooks, to the Jack Kerouac House.

  • Kerouac Writers in Residence for 2013-2014

    Thank you to everyone who submitted writing samples to the Kerouac Project for the 2013-2014 seasons. There was a great response with many wonderful applications. Thank you for supporting the Kerouac Project and we look forward to welcoming the coming year of writers to the Kerouac House! These are 2013-2014 Writers and their Alternates. Fall 2013 Caroline Walker Natalie van Hoose - Alternate Winter 2014 Sion Dayson Melinda Moustakis - Alternate Spring 2014 Anzhelina Polonskaya Josh Kalscheur - Alternate Summer 2014 Maya ...

  • Welcome Monica Wendel

    The Kerouac House is proud to welcome Monica Wendel to Central Florida. Monica is a Brooklyn based poet with an MFA from NYU's Creative Writing Program and the author of the chapbook, Call it a Window. Her work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Drunken Boat, Bellevue Literary Review, and other journals. To find out more about Monica, visit No ideas but in things. She'll be with us all spring.

  • Kerouac House Welcomes Michael Rands

    Michael hails from Johannesburg via Japan. He'll be working on his novel, As Dark As It Gets while staying out the house. Join us in welcoming Mr. Rands as our winter writer for 2012-13. See our FB postings for the latest going-ons. And see more of Michael here.

  • Welcome Caitlin O’Sullivan

    Caitlin O'Sullivan has landed for this year's fall selection. She is currently working on The Kiss-Off, a historical novel about a small waitress in 1931. She is also the publisher of the literary monthly Postcard Press and seems to know her way around a sub-machine gun. Welcome to town, Caitlin!

  • Hello Chloe

    A warm Orlando welcome to Chloe Honum, the Kerouac Writer in Residence for the summer of 2012. Chloe is currently living in Texas where she's completing her Ph.D. in English and creative writing and working on her first collection of poems, The Tulip Flame. Make sure to friend us on Facebook for updates on Chloe and the Kerouac Project this summer.

  • Kerouac Writers in Residence for 2012-2013

    Thank you to everyone who submitted writing samples to the Kerouac Project for the 2012-2013 seasons. There was a great response with many wonderful applications. We employed nearly ten selection readers in order to do the applications full justice. Thank you for supporting the Kerouac Project and we look forward to welcoming the coming year of writers to the Kerouac House! These are 2012-2013 Writers and their Alternates. Fall 2012 Caitlin O'Sullivan Xhenet Aliu - Alternate Winter 2013 Michael Rands Julia Jackson - Alternate Spring 2013 Monica Wendel ...

  • Welcome our newest resident, Leslie Parry

    Leslie is a Truman Capote Fellow in fiction and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. You can find her work in The Virginia Quarterly Review and the Indiana Review as well as many other publications. She is currently at the Kerouac House working on her novel. Please follow our Facebook page for information on where to hear her read in the Orlando area. Welcome to town, Leslie.

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