SUR MARATHON READING
LOREN FORD: The event went really well, , we had
some excellent readers, got lots of people interested in
the Kerouac House project for future events. Our tentative
list of readers included Bob Kealing, Keith Lochmandy, Monica
Lochmandy, Jodi Rubin, Mark Rubin, Carolyn Miller, Marty
Cummins (Chapters Restaurant), Erin Styers (1st writer in
residence), Barrie Freeman (representing the Globe), Nani
Sadowski, Amy Sprague (representing First Publish), Tai
Benitez, Rachel Goachin, Drew Garabo (host of the Drew Garabo
show on 104.1), Tyler Gray (columnist in the Orlando Sentinel)
Nancy Hanniford (representing Darden Restaurants, a major
sponsor of the Kerouac Project), Annette King, and Jeff
Hanniford. Two people dropped out, but members of the audience
jumped in to read in their place.
BOB KEALING: People came and went all day. I'd estimate
100-200 people were there during the course of the reading.
One participant compared our reading to something you might
see in Greenwich Village. Congratulations on your efforts
to memorialize one of Ti Jean's truly underappreciated works.
Morover I hope this will establish a furthur appreciation
and validation of the work Kerouac did in Orlando.