William Burroughs Birthday

William S Burroughs, 1985, New York City – Photo: Allen Ginsberg

It’s William Burroughs‘ birthday today. Tonight at City Lights, they’ll be a birthday event featuring Steven Taylor, Peter Carlaftes, Erik Drooker and V Vale celebrating the recent publication of Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg.  For more on that particular title – see here.

We here at The Allen Ginsberg Project have recently been celebrating Burroughs with transcriptions from some earlier conversations – see here (and see also subsequent postings).  Back in 2016, we presented a plethora of links for “A William Burroughs Weekend”.  To update that already-extensive list, here’s a few additional ones – William Burroughs at Naropa in 1975 (“Writing Methods Class”) here, here, here, and here , William Burroughs at Naropa in 1976 – here, here here, here, here, here, here and here, and in 1979 (William Burroughs on “Creative Reading’)  here, here, here, here, here, here here and here – For a William Burroughs Reading list here – see here  And for John Giorno’s poignant memory of William Burroughs – see here.   

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