Her talk starts at the west entrance of the Central Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, but from there it moves out of the book and off to some of the places where Kerouac lived and worked in the '40s, places he later incorporated into his story. "Be sure to dress warmly, wear good boots and bring along a pen to turn your copy of On The Road into a literal and literary map of the railyard neighborhoods of Denver's lower downtown, Curtis Park and Five Points districts," Sprenger says.
And the exploration doesn't end there. Sprenger and David Amram, Kerouac's first musical collaborator, will offer a seven-day reading guide to On the Road that will start on January 7 at westword.com. Amram will be back in town to head "I Speak Out," a scat, rap and spoken-word concert on February 23, and to join Sprenger the next day at a program titled "Celebrating On the Road's 50th Year in Words and Music." For more details, go to www.audreysprenger.com.
Tue., Jan. 8, 2008