Take it from Erik Deckers, if you want to see a historical site, the best way to do so is by winning a contest to live there for three months.
That may not exactly be the moral of his story, but the author and now Orlando resident was planning to move his family down from Indiana, found out about the Jack Kerouac House in College Park, and went ahead and submitted the first chapter of his recent book along with an application to be a writer in residence there.
He got it, and wrote about half of Mackinac Island Nation while living like Kerouac did (except with significantly more WIFI). The book just came out, and we discuss that and many other writing-related topics. Listen up!
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To a Certain Degree is a weekly radio show on WPRK featuring makers, artists, and professionals who are doing something neat. It’s hosted by Nick Georgoudiou, and you can listen live every Monday on 91.5 FM in the Orlando area, or stream it on wprk.org.