Multiple Brautigans at the Dinefwr Literature Festival in Wales

A write up in WalesOnline about the Dinefwr Literature Festival being held in Wales this weekend.  The festival’s organiser points out how she’s looking forward to the Brautigan Book Club & Ianthe being there on Sunday as she’s a fan of Richard’s work.

In case you haven’t heard, the fantastic folks at the bookclub are recreating Please Plant this Book for the festival.  Vera has posted some excellent photos of the making of process & final product.  You can check out 6 songs which were put together for the event including one from The Lovely Eggs. The Sound of Ladies has dedicated theirs to the Shasta Daisy.  Ianthe will also be there for a reading / chat.   The full schedule of what they put together is at the festival site.

If you’re close enough to Wales to get there for Ianthe’s chat this afternoon, go! Otherwise, we’ll have to wait for some more tales from the BBC folks!


Happy Birthday Richard

Today would have been Richard’s 77th birthday. We miss you & your voice.

How will you remember him today? You can read some of the samples we have on the site or check out these videos:

List to his daughter Ianthe, read One Afternoon in 1939

or listen to Richard read All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace

Personally, I think I’ll be reading a few chapters of In Watermelon Sugar before bedtime. 🙂

Noel Fielding

Once again, Noel Fielding has helped spread the word of Brautigan. In an interview about his new show Luxury Comedy, he’s asked where he gets his inspiration from.

Seems he likes the zoo, the woods, The Jungle Book, Dali, freaky films and…

A writer called Richard Brautigan – he’s a lesser-known beat writer, he wrote a book called Trout Fishing In America. I really like his stuff.

Thanks for helping to spread the word Noel!!!

brautigan happenings in January

Happy New Year everyone!!!

There’s a couple things happening this month for those of us who appreciate Richard Brautigan so if you happen to live near anything listed below, check it out & then report back to let us know how it was!

Are there any other brautigan events happening? If so, let me know.

London – Jan 25th – The Brautigan Book Club is a face-to-face monthly meeting to discuss a book & preform other relate cool things. Their first event will be discussing ‘The Abortion’. Details here

San Diego California – Jan 27th – the Book Noir club will discuss “In Watermelon Sugar” at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 435-5600

jubilee hitchhiker – the life & times of richard brautigan

UPDATE: the book release has been pushed back til April.

there’s a new book about Brautigan on its way!

Jubille Hitchhiker is due in January 2012 and aims to ‘connect the Brautigan known to his fans with the man who ended his life so abruptly in 1984 while revealing the close ties between his writing and the actual events of his life. Part history, part biography, and part memoir this etches the portrait of a man destroyed by his genius’.

It’s weighing in at a massive 896 pages too!

I certainly hope they come out with a e-book/kindle version.

you can pre-order the book at amazon via this link: Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

It’s halloween!!!!

While you’re watching Charlie Brown, carving your pumpkins & decorating to get ready for halloween, there’s 1 more item you should add to the yearly rituals – reading Richard Brautigan poems!

I’ve collected 5 Halloween themed poems, including:

Boo, Forever
There is Darkness on your Lantern
The Pumpkin Tide
Halloween in Denver
After Halloween Slump (to be read on November 1st!)