Age of Kerouac: A Beat Generation Celebration

Hosted by Friends of Jack Kerouac


Age: A synonym for 100 years.

Age of Kerouac: An art exhibit featuring the works of 47 visual artists and poets in honor of what would have been Jack Kerouac’s 100th Birthday this March. Artists involved in the show have been encouraged to create work that celebrates the larger scope of the Beat Gen, not just Kerouac, but also techniques of the era and the works of his contemporaries.

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac: Known as Jack Kerouac, the famous author of “On The Road” and “Dharma Bums” was a pioneer of the Beat Generation who passed away at St Anthony’s Hospital, here in St Petersburg, in the year 1969 at the age of 47. Kerouac completed 1/4th of his writing while living in Florida.

Beat Generation: An American counter culture movement in the 1950’s encompassing art and literature. Characterized by spontaneous expression, stream of conscious writing, cut up word collage, sexual liberation, spiritual exploration and the rejection of standard narrative values.

The opening reception will be held on Friday March 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Masks are suggested to be worn while inside the building.

Doors at 6PM

Featured Poetry Readings, 7-8PM

Live music by Johnny White aka Mr Cloud.

Beat Generation Costume Contest 8-8:30.

Food catered by Gateway Subs.

Event is free and open to the public

A review of this event is available here.

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