Jack Kerouac at 100, the Beats in Ruigoord

On March 12, 2022 it was a hundred years ago that the American writer Jack Kerouac was born.
To celebrate his centennial a large number of events is taken place this year. Kerouacs’ birthplace Lowell, Massachusetts takes centre stage with readings, film presentations and concerts during the whole year – Kerouac’s birthday has not gone by unnoticed!

In the Netherlands we pay homage to the great writer with a full-day program on Sunday October 9 at the artists’ village of Ruigoord, near Amsterdam. A day dedicated to Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation. Writers, performers and scholars from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, England and the USA will take part in the event. Keynote speakers Joyce Johnson and Ed Sanders, both contemporaries and friends of Kerouac, will take part via Zoom.

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