International literary event comes to New York stadium

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Literature rather than football will be the attraction at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium when the venue hosts a meeting of the International Jack Kerouac Convention.

The event is taking place on the weekend of July 6 and 7 - and organisers say tickets for the event have already been sold to people in the Netherlands and as far afield as the US.

Organiser Brian Clarke said: “There is more interest than ever in Kerouac at the moment. The iconic beat writer seems to have a whole new generation of fans who are discovering his work.”

The convention’s programme includes transforming the stadium into a ‘beat club from the late 1950s’ on the Saturday night, and a production of play ‘Beat Surrender’.

Tickets for the convention are at £ 15 for Saturday or Sunday, or £25 for the weekend, and available at Rotherham Civic Theatre.