Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beyond Beat - The Turning Point - A Symposium on Jack Kerouac in Florida

Beyond Beat - The Turning Point
A Symposium on Jack Kerouac in Florida

April 10 & 11, 2010
Orlando, Florida
Free Events, Open to the Public

Panel Discussion: Beyond Beat - The Turning Point
Saturday April 10, 2010, 2 PM to 4 PM
Johann Strauss Ballroom, Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Panel Members David Amram, Joyce Johnson, and John & Mellon Tytell will share insights based on their personal relationships with Jack Kerouac and their direct participation in one of the most significant periods of American art and literature development. The panel members’ ability to communicate their firsthand experience is sure to captivate all who attend.

Books, Art and other items will be available with sales to benefit the Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. (The Kerouac Project).

Reception and Film Presentation
Saturday April 10, 2010, 7 PM to 9 PM
Johann Strauss Ballroom, Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Filmmaker Alan Saperstein will present two short documentary films made on the occasion of appearances by David Amram and Chris Felver in 2009 at Bellamy Road in Melrose, Florida.

A casual reception to start the evening will allow attendees to meet and mingle with the Symposium presenters, coordinators, artists and other notable guests that may be in attendance.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Beer and wine will be available for a small donation.

Jack Kerouac: The Florida/New York Connection
Music by David Amram
Sunday April 11, 2010, 7:30 PM to 9 PM, Reception starts at 7 PM
The Timucua White House
2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806

Musician, Composer, Author David Amram presents a one-of-a-kind program to celebrate the legacy of his good friend Jack Kerouac and Jack’s twelve years in The Sunshine State. David and friends will honor the birth of Jazz Poetry traditions by joining Kerouac’s words with original music. Special guest artist, Frank Messina will present original spoken word pieces flavored by Amram’s compositions. Performances are sure to inspire spontaneous collaborative works including the evening’s Grand Finale.

Featured artists work will be on display. Proceeds from Art sales will benefit the Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. (The Kerouac Project).

Note:
Events are sponsored by Bellamy Road (The David Turner Warner Foundation, Inc.) of Melrose, Florida in cooperation with The Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. (The Kerouac Project). Timucua White House venue is graciously provided by Benoit Glazer and family.

Contact Information:
Kimberly A. Buchheit (kimberlybuchheit@gmail.com), cell 321-689-1057
www.kerouacproject.org, Kerouac House on Facebook, www.bellamyroad.org, www.timucua.com

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

This is going to be fantastic. Thanks for sharing news of the event !