About***Ianthe Brautigan, daughter of American Beat writer and counterculture icon, Richard Brautigan is due to visit the UK as a guest of the Brautigan Book Club. Come along to meet her at the Brautigan Book Club monthly meeting Tuesday 26th June at BGWMC in London. She will also be appearing at the inaugural Dinefwr Literature Festival, West Wales 29 June - 1 July as part of our Brautigan trilogy of events***
Every month we meet to talk about one of Richard Brautigan's novels. We have poets and cowboys to introduce each one, to get you back into the book. It won't be like a traditional book club. You will have to read the book beforehand, but we won't sit in a circle and talk about reflexive-narrative. It will be special. If you love Brautigan you are special too.
As a producing collective, we have an international following and have been invited and commissioned to bring work to the inaugural Dinefwr Literature Festival, West Wales; The International Unpublished Writers Festival, Vancouver; and LitQuake 2013, San Francisco.
Our monthly London events are free (booking required) and open to all and we welcome gang members, shape-shifters, poets, and cowboys.
*June's book: The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Romance
In a remote laboratory/house of prostitution in Oregon at the turn of the century, Professor Hawkline of Harvard combines chemicals that generate a powerful and dangerously mischievous life form. The twin Hawkline daughters hire professional killers, Greer and Cameron, to solve the problem. They do. An SF/fantasy hybrid. Very funny, with intimations of wisdom about the human condition. - A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 1981
Guests: Ianthe Brautigan reads and presides over a bunch of cowboys fighting it out in a Brautiganish showdown...
Phil Whelans presents the trials of "Hawkline Monster Part 1", a Lost in La Mancha-style tale of woe, Daniel Hogan brings us a literary response, Fuchsia Voremberg shares some new, haunting, poetry, and there might be some secretive cowboys slinking about.
Book here: www.brautiganbookclub.co.uk