Tuesday, October 28, 2008

November 5th: On The Road Marathon Reading

The Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago is hosting a MARATHON READING of On The Road on Wednesday, November 5th from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m. with local writers and artists at the Conaway Center, 1104 South Wabash (1st floor).

Through November 26th, the Gallery at Columbia Book & Paper Center is offering visitors the rare opportunity to see the original draft of On The Road, containing Kerouac's own edits in pencil. This manuscript is a continuous scroll of semi-translucent paper, 120 feet long by 9 inches wide, that Kerouac created to feed through his typewriter without interruption. It was produced by Kerouac in a three-week writing marathon in April 1951. Gallery hours have been extended for the Jack Kerouac: On the Road exhibition -- Monday-Friday, 12 - 7pm and Saturday-Sunday, 12 - 5pm. The Gallery is located at 1104 South Wabash (2nd floor). It is free and open to the public.