Shady Lane Press Benefit/Book Launch raises thousands for Kerouac House

May 12, 2008

On May 3, Shady Lane Press hosted Central Florida literati at a private gala marking the launch of Short Houses With Wide Porches, a poetry collection by Kerouac House alum Christopher Watkins. The event, at the beautiful home of Summer Rodman and Steven McCall, raised over $5,000 for the project, which hosts emerging writers from all over the world for three-month, expense-paid residencies, and promotes the literary legacy of Jack Kerouac, one of America’s most iconic writers.

By the way … Chris’s book is fantastic! (You can buy it here: www.shadylanepress.com) Chris is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. You can learn more about him here: www.preacherboy.com 

Anyone in the New York area should definitely check out his upcoming book launch June 3rd at The Bowery Poetry Club. http://www.bowerypoetry.com/Event/41932

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