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The Beat Journey: Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”
  • Presented By: American Writers Museum
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, 2nd floor , Chicago, IL 60601
  • Dates: May 16, 2017 - October 27, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • The Kerouac scroll is the iconic 120-foot-long sheet of paper on which Jack Kerouac wrote the modern classic On The Road. Jack Kerouac reportedly typed the scroll in three weeks, after years of planning and early drafts. On the Road, and the way in which it was produced, is representative of the Beat Generation and their characteristic rejection of societal norms. The Beat poets gave voice to a revolutionary minority, and Jack Kerouac embodied those ideals. The scroll itself exemplifies the frantic pace of the Beat Generation, and preserves a sense of the covert: the original ending was eaten by a dog, and all that remains is a ragged edge.

The Beat Journey: Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
  • May 16, 2017 - October 27, 2017
  • American Writers Museum
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday