William S. Burroughs 95th Birthday Party at The Beat Museum

William S. Burroughs

Charles Gatewood and V. Vale of RE/Search Publications are hosting a 95th Birthday Party for the late William S. Burroughs at 7pm this Thursday, February 5th at The Beat Museum in San Francisco. Here’s more info on the event.

Join us on Feb 5th as the Beat Museum hosts Charles Gatewood and V. Vale (RE/ Search Publications founder) in a gala tribute to Beat legend William S. Burroughs. Acclaimed photographer Charles Gatewood will show classic Burroughs photos he took for Rolling Stone (1972) and Crawdaddy (1975). Charles will also read selections of Burroughs text from his 1975 photo book “Sidetripping,” and share William Burroughs stories from his forthcoming memoir, “Dirty Old Man.” Audience Q&A. Event will be videotaped for a future “Counter Culture Hour” episode — you can be on TV!

V. Vale will share photos and anecdotes from time spent with William S. Burroughs. His rare “Search & Destroy#10” (1978) featuring W.S. Burroughs on the cover will be available for $5!

Rare William Burroughs books, prints, and collectibles will be available starting at $5 and up, & can be autographed by Gatewood/Vale. Happy Birthday, Bill!

photo by Charles Gatewood

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