Happy Birthday Ferlinghetti

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Whitstable Views

If you read last week’s paper you will know that I’ve been involved in moves to save the Whitstable Carnival. It’s not actually what I’d planned for my retirement, but there you go.

I’m busy with the process of setting us up with a constitution, along with looking into ways in which we might earn some money. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Meanwhile I’ve also been working with Kevin Davey, the author of Playing Possum, the Whitstable based novel that was shortlisted for the Goldsmith’s Prize, on a celebration to mark the birthday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

I suspect few of you
will have heard of him. If I mentioned Jack Kerouac or Allen
Ginsberg, on the other hand, my guess would be that many more of you
would register who they were.

Kerouac was the author
of the seminal Beat novel, On The…

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