Lowell has a rich and varied literary tradition over its nearly 200 year history with many homegrown writers and luminary visitors. Learn about some of the stories behind the visits to Lowell of famous literary icons such as Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe and some of our native success stories such
as Lucy Larcom, Jack Kerouac and other contemporary writers. This talk will feature a tour of the Pollard Memorial Library, a building built nearly125 years ago to commemorate the union soldiers and as a storehouse of information for future generations. The library has many original paintings, civil war artifacts and a special Kerouac commemorative corner. Sean Thibodeau is a writer and poet and the Coordinator of Community Planning at the Pollard Memorial Library (City of Lowell's Public Library).
This program will be in the Community Room, ground floor of the Pollard Memorial Library (Lowell’s Library) at 401 Merrimack Street. There is a small parking lot on corner of Moody and Coburn Streets. Park at the Tsongas Arena and it is a short walk to the library from that lot.