Gonzo Fest 2017 moved to the library to focus on the literary HST as well as on music. I was fortunate enough to participate in a very very lively, informed panel, consisting of Ron Whitehead, poet and HST friend; Hunter's son Juan; William McKeen, head of journalism studies at Boston University; myself; and Rory Feehan, who is writing a PhD dissertation on "the Hunter Figure" in Ireland. What a group. What a skilled moderator, Michael Lindenberger (Dallas Morning News). What a blast. Very insightful back-and-forth. I was asked what it was like to work with Hunter on Hell's Angels. An early  Gonzo event, as I explained. Which you can read about in Hunter's own words in Keep This Quiet!

Literary Panel Louisville - Gonzo Fest 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are photos from Gonzo Fest Louisville, April 2016. Juan Thompson presented his new book, Stories I Tell Myself. Watch for more news to come!

Juan Thompson, Margaret Harrell, a firing range
Juan Thompson teaches me to shoot at the firing range
View from my room at the Brown Hotel in Louisville
The view from my room at the Brown
Downstairs at the Brown Hotel
Downstairs at the Brown Hotel
Ron Whitehead and Jinn Bug
Ron Whitehead and Jinn Bug
Margaret Harrell with Juan Thompson, Deb Fuller, and Laila Nabulsi at the Gonzo Fest Louisville 2016
Me with Juan Thompson, Deb Fuller, and Laila Nabulsi at the Gonzo Fest Louisville 2016
Doug Brinkley and Deb Fuller at Gonzo Fest 2016
Doug Brinkley and Deb Fuller at Gonzo Fest 2016
Molly Hankins from LA. Laila Nabulsi's fabulous assistant at the Gonzo shooting range - perfectly safe
Molly from LA.
Laila Nabulsi's fabulous assistant at the Gonzo shooting range
- perfectly safe
Margaret and Laila Nabulsi, producer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Margaret and Laila Nabulsi, producer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

FROM HERE ON ARE FROM 2014:

It’s May 2, 2014. I’ve been remiss. Below are some photos from the Gonzo Fest in Louisville. Here is a link to Jinn Bug's beautiful collection of photos from the  Brown Hotel dinner.

Margaret A. Harrell speaking at reception for the Keep this Quiet Book Series at Carmichael's Bookstore - GonzoFest 2014 introduced by Ron Whitehead
Me at Carmichael's -Carmichael's Bookstore
A GonzoFest Featured Reading
Margaret Harrell, Eduardo Ritter, James Mohan
Margaret Harrell, Eduardo Ritter, James Mohan This is a late-arriving souvenir of the Gonzo Fest, sent in by Edouardo Ritter.
Bradley James Weber at the Gonzo Fest 2014
Bradley James Weber at the Gonzo Fest 2014. Behind the camera is Nick Storm of Storm Generation Films. Nick was the official photographer of the Gonzo Fest. Bradley James Weber won the literary contest of the festival for the first chapters of a book in progress, Fear and Loathing of the Undead.

 

Ron Whitehead, outlaw poet, at the Gonzo Fest 2014
Ron Whitehead, outlaw poet, at the Gonzo Fest 2014
Frank Messina Reading at GonzoFest 2014, “one of the most widely recognized young poets living in America today.”(Playboy)
Frank Messina Reading at GonzoFest 2014, “one of the most widely recognized young poets living in America today.”(Playboy)

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