Memory Gardens: The Kerouac Symposium Forty Years Later
May 2 and 3
Join us as we recognize the genius of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Writers, while commemorating one of the first academic conferences on Kerouac, hosted by Salem State College in 1973. This symposium will also serve as a kick off to the opening of the 2013 Mass Poetry Festival being held in downtown Salem, May 3-5.
Conference presenters will include noted Kerouac scholars, artists who collaborated with the author throughout his lifetime and Salem State faculty and students.
May 2, 8 pm
Bebop and Beats: An Evening of Music and Beat Poetry with special guest reading by Laura Boss, editor of Lips Poetry Magazine and a contemporary of Gregory Corso.
Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex Street
May 3, 11 am -1 pm
Kerouac and the Beats Panel Discussion with Gerald Nicosia, Ann Douglas and Matt Theado
Marsh Hall, Room 210, Salem State University
May 3, 4-6:30 pm
Pull My Daisy screening with special guest composer David Amram
Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street
All Kerouac Symposium events are free. This event is sponsored by the Salem State University Foundation in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, English Department and Center for Creative and Performing Arts.
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