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  • We are pleased to announce our 2014-2015 residents!

    It is with great honor to share the names of those awarded for 2014-2015 residency at the Kerouac House. Congratulations and thank you to all who applied! Fall - Annemarie Ni Churreain, an Irish poet Winter – Robert Metcalf, a fiction writer from New Zealand Spring – Ciara Shuttleworth, a poet from New York/San Francisco Summer – Michele Roldan – Shaw, a non-fiction writer from South Carolina

  • Thank you Jeffrey Cole for your generosity!

    Sending a special thanks to Jeffrey Cole for his generous and much needed significant donation! Thanks to his continued support, The Kerouac House will look young again with new windows in the back part of the house, a new pair of kitchen doors, and a full exterior paint job, all to historical preservation standards. These updates and repairs add far more value than the dollars invested. They preserve the beauty and charm of the house where Jack Kerouac wrote Dharma Bums and where our writer residents continue to create literary art to this day. Again, THANK YOU Jeffrey Cole for your generosity! *Stay tuned for pictures updating our progress and updates!* You can see Jeffrey Cole in this informative video. He makes ...

  • 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.

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