Herbert Huncke has long been a marginal figure among marginal figures. A Times Square hustler whose writings shone a naked bulb upon the gritty urban underworld, peopled with dispossessed characters scraping an existence from the fringes of society, Huncke not only inspired the Beat Generation—he gave it a name.
This January would have been Huncke’s 100th birthday. Join us as we celebrate his centennial.
- Hilary Holladay
(author – American Hipster: A Life Of Herbert Huncke)
- Dennis McNally
(author – Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beats, and America)
- Tate Swindell
(record producer – Guilty Of Everything)
- Ben Schafer
(editor – The Herbert Huncke Reader)
- Brenda Knight
(author – Women of the Beat Generation)
- Regina Marler
(author – Queer Beats)
- Laki Vazakas
(filmmaker – Huncke and Louis)
This event is free of charge.