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!


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 Book Club in London

If you’re in London, you absolutely MUST check out the new Brautigan Book Club being put together by saltpeter productions.

The idea is to have a face-to-face meeting each month, discuss a Brautigan & take it another (or 3) level by discussing how it relates to modern day or posting a ‘creative response’ to the Brautigan work (which will later be posted to their blog). They’re also looking to host salons or other events which include live music, readings, performances & indulgent 60’s revivalism. 😉

The book club sessions begin January 25th 2012 in London. Sign up to their mailing list for updates & search #brautiganbookclub hashtag on twitter.

For those of you (like me!) who are not in London, they’re looking at ways for us to participate too! I can’t wait!