4
| News |

Farewell, Jack Kerouac

Kenny Be
^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

It's time for Jack Kerouac to blow this cowtown again, to rush off into the good night. But instead of heading west to 'Frisco, Denver's favorite adopted son is moving on to summer in his real hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

This Saturday, March 31, is the last chance to catch Kerouac's mythic On the Road scroll before it says adios to the Denver Central Public Library, where it's been in residence since January 4. Slip up to the fifth floor and ogle the last sixty feet of the literary masterwork (the first sixty were displayed earlier this year), let old Denver flow through you as you read about Dean Moriarty -- otherwise known as Denver's favorite scoundrel, Neal Cassady -- as well as Champa Street and Five Points and Capitol Hill and Sonny Lawson Field and all of the other places that Kerouac left his indelible mark on.

We wish you well, son of ours, on the next step of your journey. May the top always be down, the wind always blow through your hair and the next adventure always appear on the horizon. — Amy Haimerl

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.