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:

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/07/30/kerouac-in-the-sun/

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.

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