Happy Birthday, Jack


Today would’ve been Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday. Although he’s been dead a long time, his legacy is stronger than ever. Each year new readers stumble upon and find inspiration in his work. This year more people than ever will surely celebrate his birthday because of the new movie, On The Road.

If you’re in San Francisco, you might want to pop along to the Beat Museum, where they’re holding a birthday party in honour of Kerouac. More details at their website.

On the other side of the country, in Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, they celebrated the whole weekend with a Kerouac festival. Take a look here.

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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom magazine and the author of The Dog Farm.He travels a lot, and is currently working as a professor in China. His latest book is called Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

2 responses to Happy Birthday, Jack

  1. Lucy syndrella May 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Amazing to hear about Jack’s birthday and also he is now nineteen. I want to say “Happy birthday” to you Jack. :) I pray that god bless you more. Thanks for this http://er247plus.com/ allocation. :)

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