Dia de los Vagabundos

Dia de los Vagabundos

October 23, 8:00-9:00 PM: Virtual broadcast of Dia de los Vagabundos. This program honors the anniversary of Kerouac’s passing with a poetry “ofrenda” to our literary ancestors, with performances recorded at The Studio at 620 and Flamingo Bar. We...
Kerouac Book Club – Satori in Paris

Kerouac Book Club – Satori in Paris

October 18, 7:30-8:30 PM: In concert with Wordier Than Thou’s Wordplay Festival (October 15-18), the Friends will launch their Kerouac Book Club with a discussion of Satori in Paris, a novella recounting Kerouac’s trip to Paris and Brittany to explore his family’s...
Bob Devin Jones Reads Where the Wild Things Are

Bob Devin Jones Reads Where the Wild Things Are

Jack Kerouac would probably agree…adventure is everywhere! In celebration of the Second Annual Spirit of Kerouac Festival, The Friends of Jack Kerouac House presents Bob Devin Jones as he reads Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, a tale as full of adventure,...
Kinderguides reading of On the Road and Write a Postcard to Jack!

Kinderguides reading of On the Road and Write a Postcard to Jack!

October 9, 7:00-7:30 PM: A virtual reading of the Kinderguides Illustrated edition of Kerouac’s On the Road with illustrations by Rose Forshall, book design by Melissa Medina, and text by Fredrik Colting. The Kinderguides series adapts classic books for a younger...
Localtopia 2020 Festival & Vendor Market

Localtopia 2020 Festival & Vendor Market

Link to a February 21st Instagram post with the Vendor Map from Localtopia 2020. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth, donated and purchased stickers and buttons. We had our best numbers yet for only our second time taking part in Keep St Pete Local’s festival...
The Spirit of Kerouac Festival

The Spirit of Kerouac Festival

Recap of The Spirit of Kerouac Festival, a series of fundraising events Oct 10th-26th in 2019 honoring the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s passing in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 21st 1969. Our first event was a vendor table on Thursday 10/10 with...