Jack Kerouac‘s birthday tomorrow – he’d have been 97! We’ve featured Jack Kerouac many times here on the Allen Ginsberg Project. Here are just a few selections.
In 1973 at Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, the first Jack Kerouac Conference, “A Tribute to Jack Kerouac” took place. Footage and a full transcript from that symposium may be found here, here and here
Naropa’s legendary 1982 symposium (in honor of the 25th anniversary of the publication of On The Road has been heavily featured (see, for example, here, here here, here and here) – Allen Ginsberg’s workshop presentation (focusing on Kerouac’s “Belief & Technique For Modern Prose”) can be readily accessed here, here, here, here, here, and here