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The city of Lowell is preparing for a months-long birthday celebration: Kerouac@100

The city of Lowell is preparing for a months-long birthday celebration: Kerouac@100

(Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell) Jack Kerouac’s hometown is Lowell, Massachusetts. Emily Teague Connector Editor This coming March, the city of Lowell will host Kerouac@100. Kerouac@100 is a months-long series of events brought together for the March 12 centennial birthday celebration of beat-generation writer and Lowell native, Jack Kerouac. The celebration will contain a range

‘The Haunted Life’ stage reading at Mahoney Hall

UMass Lowell students reading the stage play Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Editor On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Merrimack Reparatory Theatre showcased the developmental workshop of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life” at the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall on UMass Lowell South Campus. The stage reading was presented in

Steve Almond talks writing at UMass Lowell

Steve Almond is the author of “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.” (Photo courtesy of Jesse Costa/NPR) Jacob Boucher Connector Staff Kerouac Writer-in-Residence and celebrated author Steve Almond hosted a reading of his work in O’Leary 222. Almond is best known for his works “Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America,” the Paterson Prize-winning

Jack Kerouac exhibit goes on display

Among the items retrieved were one of Kerouac’s typewriters. (Photo courtesy of Michael Calamonici) Taylor Carito Connector Staff The Jack Kerouac Exhibit opened Thursday, Oct. 8, and it was no small event. The room, just to the left of the entrance with an enriching blue color, brightens and accentuates the many pieces of history that