Sunday, September 23, 2007

Reading Jack Kerouac and other beat writers: Michael Parker seeks participants for Sat, Nov 3, presentation at Centenary College

Jack Kerouac - On the Road
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Bookseller and reviewer Michael Parker wrote recently, "Tentatively planned for Sunday evening, Nov 4, is a reading of classic poems and prose works of the Beat era, read by local and regional writers, artists, and interested fans.

The idea is that each participant will take one writer from the Beat Generation orbit and read a selection of works.

Poet/scholar Charles Stein will be at Centenary College on Thursday, November 1, followed by a performance/reading the next evening. During the weekend, still being planned, will be a film festival celebrating the Beat Generation and related artistic movements. The reading will take place Sat evening.

I would like to have a wide selection beyond the usual Beat trinity of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. If anyone would like to make other suggestions (including the wide variety of female and non-white writers), please let me know.

Michael Parker


Robert E Trudeau said...

As for me, I'm tentatively to read "Don't let that horse eat that violin" and a few more from an icon of mine, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Anonymous said...

Hey,Robert, this is Michael Parker. Thanks for getting the word out, but I wanted to let you know of a revision to our work-in-progress. The reading will be Saturday, Nov. 3, while the film fest will be Sunday, Nov. 4. Further details to follow, and feel free to email me at to for more info.

Unknown said...


hey man, again, I'm stoked to read Kerouac! I am glad you are organizing this. Thanks for bringing back a little bit of Portland with you.

uriah j. oxford

Anonymous said...

Michael Parker still rocks.