Writing Workshop at Kerouac House


Writers explore uncharted territory every time we tell a story. We are the cartographers, archaeologists, anthropologists and private eyes of our own imaginations. The real world can be a powerful ally—if we know where to look for clues. This workshop encourages storytellers to excavate narratives through a connection to place. Using photographs and objects as prompts, participants will discover how to:

  • Empower locations to serve as dynamic characters
  • Employ everyday observation as an evocative research method
  • Exploit objects and artifacts as unique narrative tools
  • Experience a deeper connection to our surroundings

Come sharpen your explorer’s eye, and have fun finding your story. All genres and experience levels welcome.

Caroline Walker is a writer, producer and amateur explorer originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is honored to be in Florida as the Kerouac Project’s Fall 2013 Writer-in-Residence. Caroline, a Walker, has hiked many miles of tunnels, mines, architectural time capsules, trails, not-yet-trails, roads, shorelines, cityscapes, caves, graveyards and abandoned buildings. Learn more on her blog. Samples of editorial work and clients can be found on her website.

kerouac projectThe Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project of Orlando partners with MAD about Words to offer you the opportunity to learn from and write with Caroline Walker, the current writer-in-residence at Kerouac House.


  • When:  October 26, 2013 | 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Where: Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Avenue, Orlando FL 32804 MAP
  • Fee: $35./Workshop. Part of your workshop fee goes to support Kerouac House.
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Terms of registration: You must be age 18 or older to participate. Special offers and discounts cannot be combined. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations unless we receive your written refund request one week before the workshop date. Fees for returned checks and cancellations apply. If, at our discretion, the workshop is canceled, refunds will be issued. Your registration is confirmed via email from MAD about Words.

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