2:00 pm

Paul Marion: “Jack Kerouac’s Evolving Position in Lowell 1950-2023”

In the Keynote Address for the “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!” Literary Festival, Paul Marion will discuss the evolving public perception of 20th-century author Jack Kerouac in his hometown, examining the dynamic relationship between an innovative, news-making writer and the city that shaped him. The editor of Kerouac’s early writing, “Atop and Underwood” (Viking/Penguin, 1999), Marion is the author of “Mill Power,” about the modern revival of Lowell, and several collections of Poems.