Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Kerouac manuscript

News. You know the manuscript for Jack Kerouac's On The Road, famously typed on one length of paper? Guess where it is now? Ireland. Guess where in Ireland? Maynooth. The Russell Library in NUI Maynooth to be precise. On loan from the Collection of James. S. Irsay.

The Library in collaboration with the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies at NUI Maynooth presents this major exhibition, 'Jack Kerouac Back On the Road'. The original 127-foot scroll of the text of On the Road was typed in one piece in 1951. The last of three venues in Europe before it returns to America, the Exhibition is in the Russell Library.

Opening hours 11.00am to 4.00pm:

Thursday 5 March
Friday 6 March
Saturday 7 March
Monday 9 March
Tuesday 10 March
Wednesday 11 March
Thursday 12 March
Friday 13 March
Monday 16 March
Wednesday 18 March
Thursday 19 March, closing at 2.30pm

So if you're working full time and your son's in the final of the Leinster schools' championship on Satutday 7th March, you can't go.


Niamh B said...

what about saturday 14th??!?!?!? it's our only hope! (those of us in a writing group that meets on 7th)

Emerging Writer said...

nope. set up for academics/public sector. only one saturday