Hi Fellow Forum Members and Burroughs literary devotees
My first post so here goes...
About 18 months ago I gave a talk in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library on Burroughs' 1982 Naropa lecture on Jack Kerouac, which in my opinion, contains some of his finest and most succinct comments on the art and craft of writing.
Drawing upon the Naropa lecture, I put together a talk on how Burroughs and Kerouac influenced each other as writers, as well as examining Burroughs' acute insights into the art and craft of writing.
More recently, I posted the talk for download on the archive.org site along with the following abstract:
"In 1982, at Naropa University - founded by legendary Beat writer Alan Ginsberg - Beat emissary William S. Burroughs gave arguably one of his finest lectures on the art and craft of writing.
Here Burroughs talks of his friendship with fellow writer Jack Kerouac and explores Kerouac's art and influence as a writer.
Join Melbourne writer Marcus Niski at The Melbourne Athenaeum Library as he looks at William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac's insights into the craft of writing and the extraordinary impact that the Beat generation have had on the history of twentieth century literature."
The talk can be downloaded as an mp3 at:http://www.archive.org/details/