- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Fans of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac can celebrate the “On the Road” author’s birthday at a series of events in his Massachusetts hometown.

Saturday would have been Kerouac’s 94th birthday.

The celebration starts at 10 a.m. with a walking tour of Lowell sites connected to Kerouac. It begins at the Kerouac Commemorative at Kerouac Park and ends at the Pollard Memorial Library.

The library played a pivotal role in shaping Kerouac’s literary consciousness. It now houses a “Kerouac Corner.”

Writer Steve Edington will host a 2 p.m. presentation comparing the lives and legacies of Kerouac and musician Woody Guthrie.

A show by jazz band The Moody Street Sound at the UnchARTed Gallery will finish off the festivities.

The nonprofit Lowell Celebrates Kerouac organized the celebration.

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