Gonzo Fest 2023 – New Photos

FEATURING: "The Hell's Angels Letters & The Origins of Gonzo" Panel with Margaret Ann Harrell | Louisville, KY | North Carolina Writers' Network (ncwriters.org) Event Artwork: Grant Goodwine        
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AUDIO of The Hell’s Angels Letters on the way – Trailer Link Here

I went down to Louisville, KY, one of my favorite places, for six days to haunt the sound studio of Bill Hardesty, who took the photo of me at the  Brown Hotel above. An expert photographer but an even more expert at sound engineering. Ron Whitehead sat at my side almost the whole time and read two poems by me and the end-of-the-book essays. Otherwise, I read every word of the book myself, a massive undertaking. A huge thanks to Ron, who set everything up. And to Bill for being fearless and gene...
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On beliefnet.com – How Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky and Jan Mensaert taught me the power of fearlessness

On Beliefnet.com - Writer Margaret Harrell on how “outlaw authors” Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky and Jan Mensaert taught her the power of fearlessness Click to read the marvelous interview conducted by John Kennedy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. He sets the interview up this way: Never for a moment quail before your antagonists. Your fearlessness will be to them a sure token of impending destruction, but to you it will be a sure token of your salvation—a token coming from God. – Philipp...
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Tim Denevi, William McKeen, Ron Whitehead, Peter Richardson, et al. at Gonzofest in July

To celebrate Hunter S. Thompson's birthday this year, a stellar lineup for a panel on The Hell's Angels Letters gathered at Louisville. KY, July 13.  Here are some photos from past Gonzofests I attended. Gonzofest 2023 was held at the High Horse Bar July 14-15, 2023 from noon until late into the night - A large bar and music venue.  And lots of music there was. See the brand-new TV interview on the GF by founder Ron Whitehead here. Attendees flocking from all over the country, snapped up ...
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Now LIVE: My fascinating chat with Robert Sharpe, BITEradio show “Bringing Inspiration to Earth” April 18

Now LIVE: Just click here. My interview by  Robert Sharpe on BITEradio show "Bringing Inspiration to Earth" April 18, 3 p.m. - where I was his guest for an hour. The host was marvelous, keeping things lively. Robert Sharpe has very thoughtful, interesting, wide-ranging topics. And he was ready to find them in Keep This Quiet Too! - vol. II of the KTQ! series. BookLife, the indie arm of Publishers Weekly, has its verdict on the book: With an eye for surprising detail, Harrell conjures a charg...
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Gonzofest – The Hell’s Angels Letters – buy it personally signed

For the Gonzo aficionado, A Favorite - The Hell's Angels Letters, Order HERE If you would like it personally signed, contact me.  I will take orders to deliver personally to the Gonzofest in July 2013! It's a marvelous gift or for your personal collection. Read reviews and a book description on BookLife here. Below are some reactions to The Hell's Angels Letters followed by photos related to the book and me. Cover: Grant Goodwine. For collectors, there is a limited edition of 120 (at $1...
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A Palimpsest of Thanks

—Behind The Hell’s Angels Letters   11, 12, 13 Palimpsest Time with his old face Death with his skull face God with his No Face Under my own face —Milton Klonsky   What did William Blake have to do with The Hell's Angels Letters book? More than you might think. In my mind his artwork was the artbook I didn't work on in 1971 or so. This was the artbook I did. It all went back to that. But let's take the story slowly. 1994. It was an unlikely event ...
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FINAL YOUTUBE LINKS – July 16-18 – The Hell’s Angels Letters LAUNCH & FESTIVAL

The hard cover of The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thompson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic now joins the high-end paperback and e-book, ready to order at Norfolk Press. Below are the updated, final (corrected) public links to all the Launch events July 16-18. The San Francisco Launch turned into a FESTIVAL. Margaret A. Harrell Interview by David Streitfeld Panel with Peter Richardson, William McKeen, Dr. Rory Patrick Feehan and David Streitfeld The State ...
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Hear, hear: I was not in The Proud Highway – plus how copy editing/line editing worked then: the insider scoop

I’m glad to have the occasion to make these corrections now, while I’m alive. Earlier, I was correcting cemented errors in Hunter’s history. But now I realize there's an opening for a brand-new 0ne. I suppose it's logical. That's why I want to get ahead of it, before it sweeps the Gonzo world, as other rumors have. The correction is that, contrary to logic, I am NOT in The Proud Highway, Hunter's first book of letters. That's right. It's not me. Not in the Bal-Random combo, as Hunt...
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LAUNCH Details – July 16-18 – The Hells Angels LIMITED EDITION – San Francisco and streaming

Canessa Gallery  - click to see the beautiful interior Limited Edition of 125 The Hell's Angels Letters: Hunter S. Thomson, Margaret Harrell and the Making of an American Classic The month of July in the Canessa Gallery, San Francisco MAIN EVENTS—Pacific Coast Time: Friday evening, July 16—7 p.m. A 20-minute Zoom talk by Tim Denevi discussing Hunter's development and growth as a writer during the time he wrote the Hell's Angels article and the book. Followed by 15–30 minutes of L...
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