Above is Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan at the Gonzofest 2019 exhibit at the Louisville Speed Museum. Rory spoke at the August 28 Wonderland Book Club meet.
It was a blast, the panelists and audience agreed. You can see it here on YouTube.
Wonderland book club, founded in 2008 by poet, musician, writing coach, and editor Alice Osborn, held a Zoom discussion of Hunter Thompson and the new book, The Hell’s Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic August 28. Here is the description of the event.
It brought together an authoritative, amazing panel of Hunter Thompson scholars and authors in their own right, professors at prestigious universities and friends of Hunter, all in one wrap: Peter Richardson, William McKeen, Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan, and Ron Whitehead. Read about the event at the link above.
Wonderland Book Club is co-sponsored by the NC Writers Network. Panelists include:
- Ron Whitehead, who collaborated on the book and is the founder of the Louisville Gonzo Fest. Ron is a poet, a former professor, a speaker, a spoken word performer, an arts events organizer, with a profound reputation.Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan, owner/editor of the popular Irish blog totallygonzo.org. Dr. Feehan is the recent author of the PhD dissertation The Genesis of the Hunter Figure: A study of the Dialectic between the Biographical and the Aesthetic in the Early Writings of Hunter S. Thompson. William McKeen, author of many books, including Outlaw Journalist, and chair of the Department of Journalism at Boston University. Peter Richardson, a professor of humanities and American Studies at San Francisco State University. His latest book, about Hunter S. Thompson, will be published by the University of California Press. His previous publications include books about the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine, and Carey McWilliams, Thompson’s editor at The Nation magazine.