Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 432

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

“Everybody goes home in October” –  (Jack Kerouac in On The Road ) – The annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival begins next Thursday with a kick-off at Cappy’s Copper Kettle (245 Central Street) – music and readings, with Alan Crane, George Koumantzelis, Colleen Nichols, and Meg Smith with special guests David Amram, and Erik Deckers (from the Kerouac Orlando Project). Hosted by John McDermott. More details – (and we’ll have more about it next week)  –  here 

Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso, & Allen Ginsberg in Pull My Daisy (1959)

Kerouac, of course, the glue that holds together the remarkable Pull My Daisy”, which celebrates its sixtieth-anniversary this year  – read Steve Provizer‘s reconsideration of that film – here

It’s the Italian premiere tomorrow night (Saturday) of the film “Lawrence – A Lifetime in Poetry“, by Giada Diano & Elisa Polimeni  (It was shown at the Canessa Gallery in San Francisco this past March on the occasion of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday).  And Little Boy  is appearing, too. in Italian translation. For more on Ferlinghetti’s twin October Italian presence – see here

Allen and censorship – and the meme that, regrettably, will never go away – Hermosa Beach, California – See Ryan McDonald’s article in the Easy Reader News here (and the statement from the National Coalition Against Censorship here)

Free speech?

And a reminder this weekend for those of you in Berlin (or its vicinity) don’t forget – the Speech Is Not Free Festival

 

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