I wrote about Jack Kerouac’s stay in Orlando when On the Road was published, and where he wrote The Dharma Bums. The house is now a writers’ residency: The Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project. You can read the essay here:


For further reading on Kerouac’s New York-Florida connection, I highly recommend Joyce Johnson’s Door Wide Open, a collection of letters between Johnson and Kerouac as well as commentary by Johnson, and Bob Kealing’s Kerouac in Florida.