The Friends of the Jack Kerouac House and Keep St. Pete Lit will kick off a citywide book club read of Kerouac's On the Road with a party at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Flamingo Bar, 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, St. Petersburg. Book club participants can form their own groups or attend hosted meetings at 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Flamingo Bar; or at 11 a.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, 14 and 21 at Kahwa Coffee South, 204 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Book club ends with a Beat Bash at the Bends, 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Bends, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Admission of $10 covers both parties and all hosted meetings; proceeds go to maintain Kerouac's last home on 10th Avenue N in St. Petersburg. For information, go to www.kerouachouse.com.
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