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150th Anniversary

Cathy Cassady: Rewriting the Beat Generation

September 27, 2019 at 3:00pm5:00pm EDT

Bird Library

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Cathy Cassady will share stories about her mother and father, Carolyn and Neal Cassady, who were key sources of inspiration in novels like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry. In particular, she will be sharing the unpublished poetry, fiction, and memoir of her mother — candid accounts about domestic and workplace abuse that has become more visible in light of the #MeToo Movement. Cathy’s insights will elucidate her parents’ often tumultuous and abusive relationships involving many of the Beat Generation’s most important figures.

This event was first published on August 14, 2019 and last updated on September 11, 2019.

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