Events: Join citywide book club to read Kerouac's 'On the Road'

Published Aug. 22, 2013

Book Talk

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

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