Event poster for October 19th Fundraiser – Dead Poets Society: Kerouac in Memoriam

You’re invited to an evening of music and poetry marking the 53rd anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s passing in 1969 (Beat Generation Pioneer and author of On the Road) hosted by the Friends of Jack Kerouac (or is that the The Fiends of Jack Scare-o-whack? Hmmm…) The night will focus on the Beat Generation’s exploration of spirituality by tapping into the ethereal with host Donnie Ibn Malik Ali-McClendon, Live Painting and Interactive Poetry Collage by James E Hartzell, Poetry Open Mic, Raffle Prize Drawings and a Silent Auction.

Local Jazz quartet, the Johnny Whyte Xperince will start the night off with an hour of Jazz infused with Afro-Cuban rhythms. The band will also provide musical accompaniment for the Poetry Open Mic portion of the night.

Attendees are encouraged to read works from Beat Generation writers or other authors/poets who have passed on. A table with writing prompts will be available as well.

Don’t miss this fundraising event and support The Friends of Jack Kerouac!

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Doors open at 6:00 PM, Music at 6:30, Poetry at 7:30

Admission $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Location: The Studio@620, 620 1st Ave South. St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Admission includes one free raffle ticket, drinks from Big Storm Brewery and refreshments from Big Storm Coffee. Water, wine, and snacks will also be available at no extra charge.

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Musicians: Johnny Whyte Xperience

Johnny White; trumpet, flutes…

John Jinkins; drums, percussion…

Rick Adams; Saxophonist, woodwinds…

Jake Walker; bassist…

Thanks to all who donated to the raffle and silent auction! We couldn’t make events like this happen without your support.

Donations from:

Book Bundle from @tombolobooks

Cat and Typewriter print from Richard Stewart of @stpeteartworks

Cajón drum made by @nick_reale_woodturning

Tickets to @dalimuseum

Gift cards to: @gateway.subs

Portrait Photography session by @crafted_visuals


“Charango” painting by @artbyjamese

Yin & Yang painting by @avacatoto

Bukowski painting by @michaelfaitartist

Kerouac portrait by @ezgoodnight

Abstract painting on vinyl record by @drocktheallmightyone

Drinks from:
@thestudiopublichouse – Bottle of champagne

Coffee Bundle – @bigstormcoffee

Drinks Bundle – @bigstormbrewing

Drinks Bundle – @kozubadistillery


One year family membership – @historystpete

Discover Florida Tour tickets at Jungle Prada

Basket donation – Pinellas County Historical Society

For more information on this local non-profit organization founded in 2013 visit our website: www.FriendsofJackKerouac.org

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