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30 Years Ago: William Burroughs at the Walker

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.” —William S. Burroughs This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of William S. Burroughs’ first reading at the Walker Art Center, on October 24, 1979. The Walker would subsequently bring Burroughs back to Minneapolis in […]

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.”

—William S. Burroughs

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This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of William S. Burroughs’ first reading at the Walker Art Center, on October 24, 1979. The Walker would subsequently bring Burroughs back to Minneapolis in 1981 and 1983. Both Burroughs images were shot by our staff photographer at the time, Glenn Halvorson.

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