Join us for our FINAL DAY of the FESTIVAL

On our final day of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, we invite you to join us for the following programs. For everyone who attended our past two days of the Fest, WE THANK YOU


“Downtown Kerouac Places”
with tour guide Roger Brunelle

11 AM – 12:30 PM
This insightful tour of ‘Jack Kerouac’s Lowell’ meets in front of Pollard Memorial Library (401 Merrimack St.) and ends at the Jack Kerouac Commemorative on Bridge Street.
Many places in downtown Lowell were important to Jack in his youth and early adulthood: the Lowell Sun building, the Lowell High School, the Pollard Library, just to mention three. The fury of his words is matched by the razor sharp precision of his Lowell, painted hundreds, thousands, of miles away. Join Kerouac expert and tour guide Roger Brunelle for this insightful look into Lowell’s favorite son.

NO RESERVATIONS are required for this FREE tour – simply meet at the Pollard Library at 11 AM. All are welcome to join!




“The Cultural Lines of Poetry”
Sponsored by the Hellenic Culture Society
2 – 4 PM 
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater
246 Market Street 

The Hellenic Culture Society celebrates 20 years of bringing poetry readings to the public! Guest readers at this event include Walter Bacigalupo, Cesar Beras, Partha Chowdhury, Peter Danas, Kate Hanson, Ala Khaki, Samkhann Khoeun, Nick Karas, LZ Nunn, Paul Marion, Matt Miller, Diana Saenz, Mary Sampas, Tony Sampas, Gigi Thibodeau, and Eleni Zodhi.