Gonzo Fest 2018, like in 2017, will take place in the Louisville Free Public Library. I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate this year on a Hell's Angels panel. Last year as well I was Skyped into a panel, consisting of hip, learned Ron Whitehead, poet, former professor and HST friend; Hunter's son Juan; William McKeen, head of journalism studies at Boston University; myself; and Rory Feehan, author of a brand-new PhD dissertation on "the Hunter Figure" in Ireland. What a group. What a skilled moderator, Michael Lindenberger (Dallas Morning News). What a blast. A highly insightful back-and-forth. I was asked what it was like to work with Hunter on Hell's Angels, in itself was an early Gonzo event. You can read about it in Hunter's own words in long extracts from his letters to me in Keep This Quiet! As Gonzo Fest 2018 explains, "The LFPL is the largest library system in Kentucky, comprised of 18 branch locations serving more than 3 million visitors per year."
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!
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.