Upcoming Events » “Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac’s Highway and My Serach for America”

June 23, 2011 7:00 pm
June 23, 2011 8:00 pm
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA
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As a kick off to our Summer Reading Series here at the Pollard, Local author Jay Atkinson will read from his recent works “Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac’s Highway and My Serach for America” and his most recent book of short stories “Tauvernier Street”.

Atkinson is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, investigative journalist, and itinerant amateur athlete from Methuen, Mass. He is the author of two novels, a story collection, and three narrative nonfiction books. His nonfiction book, ICE TIME, was a Publisher’s Weekly notable book of the year in 2001, and LEGENDS OF WINTER HILL was on the Boston Globe bestseller list for several weeks in 2005.

Atkinson’s narrative nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Boston Globe and many other publications. A former two sport college athlete, Atkinson has competed in rugby for three decades and continues to play in exotic locales with the Vandals Rugby Club out of Los Angeles. He teaches journalism at Boston University.

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