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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!
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.
A new home for The Dharma Bums
The Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project of Orlando is proud to share with Rollins College one of the very few literary treasures with a rich Orlando provenance, Kerouac's final typescript of his 1958 classic, The Dharma Bums. Produced here during Kerouac's last prolific period, this typescript features the editor's original blue pencil markings and Kerouac's handwritten comments on the front. We at the Kerouac Project are grateful for the passion Jonathan Miller and Phillip Deaver have shown to establish a new home for this one-of-a-kind typescript at the Olin Library. Our goal is to see it displayed and shared with students and scholars as an example of Kerouac's indomitable creative spirit while living in Orlando. We hope the Rollins community will further ...
2012 Winter writer breezes in
Bernadette Esposito was chosen as the writer for Winter 2012 and will be here until the end of February. She lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Our winter, should be a breeze. Welcome, Bernadette.
A new writer hits the house
Everyone welcome Beth Raymer to the Kerouac Project. A native of Florida, she was chased down here early by a New York hurricane... We'll take her anytime. Beth's first book, Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling was published in 2010. Welcome home, Florida's very own, Beth Raymer.