Parker Lecture Commitee

John Carson
Mayor William Samaras
Brian Martin
Paul F. Lappin
Executive Secretary


Jacqueline Moloney
Chancelor, UMass Lowell
Marianne E. Busteed
Head of Lowell High School

In Cooperation with:

Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack Street
Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
Lowell National Historical Park Boott Events Center
115 John Street; second floor

Next Lecture

2:00 pm

Charles Shuttleworth, “Kerouac: The Buddhist Years“

Greetings once again to our Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Friends:

Even though we are not gathering in Lowell this year for our annual Kerouac Festival, you can still take in our annual Moses Greeley Parker lecture by way of the LCK website. We offer our deepest appreciation the Parker Lecture series for their continued support!

The presenter this year is Mr. Charles Shuttlesworth, a member of the faculty at the Harker School of San Jose, California, and a well accomplished scholar of Kerouac and Beat Literature. His topic is “Kerouac: The Buddhist Years.”

You can take in his lecture by going to the LCK website at

You can also participate in a Q&A with Charles this coming Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The Harker School is hosting this conversation via ZOOM, and access information for those who wish to take part is also on the LCK website.

In the enduring Spirit of Jack Kerouac,

The Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Committee

2020-2021 Lectures