At Fall for the Books, George Mason U, October 11

  Juan Thompson (Stories I Tell Myself) and Tim Denevi (Freak Kingdom) with me (Keep This Quiet! memoir series) were together at George Mason University for the "Fall for the Books" fest October 11. Missing but with us on Skype was Bill McKeen (Outlaw Journalist). The panel went an hour and a half on "Writing about Hunter S. Thompson." What a memorable blast - "on-stage" and off. We had such fun hanging together and also sharing time, talking about our very different writing experien...
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Margaret at the McNally Jackson Bookstore (Brooklyn)

It's official. I joined George Mason MFA professor Tim Denevi and journalist Jonny Diamond (writer for Rolling Stone, etc.; editor in chief of The Literary Hub) at a McNally Jackson Bookstore event in Brooklyn in November. It's part of Denevi's book tour for Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, on sale October 30. Partnering with Little Brown, The Paris Review, Soho Press, The Melville House, Harper Perennial, the National Book Criti...
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On Location – Gonzo Fest 2018

Author/professor Tim Denevi and I had a delightful time presenting at the Gonzo Fest 2018. The Leo Weekly, Louisville, set up the event in an itinerary: 12-1 p.m. Writing “Hell’s Angels”: Will the Real Hunter S. Thompson Please Stand Up Featuring: Timothy Denevi and Margaret Harrell 1:10-1:50 p.m. Book Signings: Margaret Harrell, Ron Whitehead and Juan Thompson 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Battle of Michigan Avenue: Chicago 1968, HST and Violence Against Journalists Panelists: Michael Lind...
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Travis Irvine Tribute to Hunter

Huff Post's Tribute ten years later. - by Travis Irvine - begins: In February 2005, I was an intern at the NBC News Bureau in London. My job was to watch news wire footage come in from Europe, then describe the images into the bureau's daily log. There'd be pictures of bombings in the Middle East and plenty of footage from outside Pope John Paul's hospital. Then on one particularly cold day, images came in over the wire of Hunter S. Thompson. It was stock footage of the media following him down...
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Meeting Hunter Thompson at Random House, YouTube

Here's a new post by HST Books on the tenth anniversary of Hunter Thompson's death. Hard to think it's been so long. Even harder to think how permanent it is. Martin writes: Over the years since Hunter S. Thompson disconnected himself from this reality I have had the misfortune of stumbling upon a new breed of fan. This would be the fan who admires his actions of February 20 and his method. These days there are three main types of fan. The first would be the lover of his work. The second ...
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The State of Gonzo Address – Leo Weekly

"The State of Gonzo Address" By Ron Whitehead GonzoFest Louisville co-founder and Chief Poetics The first time Jack Nicholson called he was furious, pissed off, screaming. It was August 1995 and my grandmother, Louverine Render, had died. Right after the funeral my family and I headed out, in a rented car, for a 5,000-mile-out-West road trip. Hunter S. Thompson had invited us for a visit. I had published his Nixon obituary, “He Was a Crook,” as a limited edition broadside and it was getting ...
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