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Joyce Johnson 

When: Fri., March 21, 7 p.m. 2014
For all its touted rejection of societal norms, the Beat Generation was not so progressive when it came to women in the movement, who used to get attention mainly for things like being shot dead by William S. Burroughs. But with time, female Beats such as Joyce Johnson are being acknowledged for more than dating Kerouac. Johnson's Come and Join the Dance (1963), which dealt frankly with the taboo topic of young women's sexuality, is regarded as the first Beat novel by a woman. Her most recent book, following several other novels and memoirs and a robust journalism career, is The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, which Johnson discusses at Flyleaf. Also, on the day before, she gives a free public lecture on Kerouac at 5:30 in the Toy Lounge of UNC-Chapel Hill's Dey Hall. —Brian Howe



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