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Scholarships to Gonzo Journalism Workshop with Douglas Brinkley

April 11, 2011

Hi Everybody,


I have exciting news here regarding the opportunity this coming June to participate in a Gonzo Journalism workshop with Douglas Brinkley at The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony based in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The workshop takes place from June 12, 2011 – Sunday, June 19, 2011. Full details below:


The Hunter S. Thompson workshop will engage with the essence of Gonzo journalism. Assigned texts include Fear & Loathing, The Proud Highway, The Great Shark Hunt, and Generation of Swine. Further information on the workshop and our application form can be found at: The application asks for a sample of your own journalistic writing.


The instructor Dr. Douglas Brinkley is the literary executor of the Hunter S. Thompson estate. Dr. Brinkley is a Professor of History at Rice University.  Since 1989 he has taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, Princeton University and Tulane University.  Six of his biographies have been chosen as New York Times books of the year. Brinkley is also a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and American Heritage, as well as a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly.


The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony is an educational nonprofit dedicated to supporting and celebrating literary voices which challenge the norm and surprise their audiences. We promote a vision of the writer as an actor in public debate.

We hope to bring together a community of Thompson enthusiasts and great writers for this week in June!


Jessica Zlotnicki

Program Manager

Norman Mailer Center &

Writers Colony

Well what can I say guys, that is quite the opportunity – please let me know if you intend on applying and of course should you be one of the lucky few who gets a scholarship!

All the best,



8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2011 12:12 am

    Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for some lucky writers.

    • April 12, 2011 12:15 am

      Absolutely and I hope it becomes a regular thing.

  2. April 13, 2011 2:21 am

    I think the application deadline has already passed. Have a look at the application pdf:

    • April 13, 2011 11:25 am

      No it has been extended. They just haven’t updated the form.

  3. Bill permalink
    April 22, 2011 5:25 am

    I’m one of the lucky seven to get selected to participate in this workshop. I’ll send some updates on everything.

    • April 22, 2011 6:41 pm

      Congratulations Bill – looking forward to hearing all about it.

      • Oblomov permalink
        April 23, 2011 6:57 am

        I was also fortunate enough to be one of the seven! I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated.

      • April 23, 2011 11:39 am

        Cool stuff – looking forward to hearing all about it.

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