Private: Kerouac and O’Connor’s homes

Last week I compiled a few older links for a post about visiting authors’ homes. I haven’t managed to throw a full post together yet, but an interesting article about Jack Kerouac’s house in Orlando is making the rounds. The place is not only a draw for Beat pilgrims but apparently serves as home to a writer-in-residence.

Laila wonders if Flannery O’Connor’s house is available to writers. Coincidentally, I did some quick research last week on Andalusia, the farmhouse where O’Connor wrote “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and other short stories. It doesn’t offer writer residencies, but it is open to the public. And the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in December that the gift shop sells red clay “dug from under the porch” for $.75 a bottle.