Haunting the Kerouac House

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 21, 2016

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Regular readers of this blog know that I was the 19th writer in residence at the Jack Kerouac House, and most of our friends know that I also met my husband Brad Kuhn at a party there; heck, we were married on its front porch.  But a lot of you haven’t heard the story of how another Kerouac House writer, Sion Dayson, and I met when I was selling copies of my novel, Sewing Holes at an authors fair at Bookmark It, or that within 5 minutes of our first hello, Sion and I had arranged a road trip (what else would two Kerouac devotees do?) from Orlando to New Orleans to start the day her residency ended, to visit our mutual friends from Paris. Sion’s boyfriend, French filmmaker Frederic Monpierre, who had just finished shooting raw footage of her at the K-house, gamely climbed into the backseat of Ruby, our trusty red Lexus, and with Brad acting as chauffeur, we were on the road.

Now we’ve come full circle, as Monpierre’s 15 minute documentary, Haunting the Kerouac House, starring Dayson, makes its Orlando debut at the Orlando Film Festival on Friday, October 21st at 7 p.m. in Theater 9.  Join us!  Here’s the teaser.

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