Jack Kerouac

This past weekend, Lowell and the world marked the centennial birthday of writer, Jack Kerouac, but the celebrations are just beginning.

“What’s your road, man? – holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road.” – Jack Kerouac

For Beat writer Jack Kerouac, author of the legendary novel “On The Road,” the journey began and ends in Lowell.

Jean-Louis “Jack” Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922, into a French-speaking family in Lowell. After his death in Florida in 1969, his funeral was held in Lowell’s St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, and he was laid to rest nearby in Edson Cemetery.

THE JACK KEROUAC HOUSE OF ST PETERSBURG launches its 2022 calendar on March 12 with a celebration for the 100th birthday of its namesake, famous author and Beat pioneer Jack Kerouac. Kerouac lived with his wife Stella and his mother Gabrielle in the house at 5169 10th Ave N from 1967 until his death on October 21, 1969. The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg Inc.

To mark the centennial birthday anniversary of world-renowned “Beat Generation” pioneer, novelist, writer, poet and artist JACK KEROUAC, THE JACK KEROUAC ESTATE and the Kerouac @ 100 Committee have planned an array of events and happenings to take place in his Lowell, MA hometown starting in his birth month of March. See a full list of happenings and details below.

THE JACK KEROUAC ESTATE announces the formation of a Jack Kerouac Foundation which is intended to further the creative legacy of world-renowned American writer and artist JACK KEROUAC.

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