Is the all-American Jack Kerouac best understood as an immigrant writer? Join LOA Kerouac editor Todd Tietchen (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) and Kerouac scholar and translator Jean-Christophe Cloutier (University of Pennsylvania) for a centenary conversation about Kerouac’s French-Canadian roots and their connections with his legendary masterpieces, with readings by actor Bill Heck (The Old Man, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs).
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 6PM-7PM ET
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