The Brautigan Book Club (BBC) launches with:


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A Library
Wed 25 Jan 2012

An interactive performance piece inspired by Richard Brautigan’s novel, The Abortion – An Historical Romance 1966

The Abortion concerns the librarian of a very unusual California library which accepts books – “the unwanted, the lyrical and haunted volumes of American writing” – from anyone.

Starring Thom Tuck & Zoe Gardner.

Featuring Gruff RhysMartin CarrH.HawklineJoe DugganLouise SternAaron Williamson & Polly Frame.

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In an odd post-apocalyptic world where being a librarian is a high-risk activity, The Librarian, operating underground in this dark and disguised East London artists’ enclave, is presented with the challenge of cataloguing submissions which aren’t quite…books.
The American Forever, Etc uses Brautigan’s novel as a starting point.
The Librarian can’t possibly leave the library. Who would be there to receive submissions such as THE CULINARY DOSTOEVSKI or MY TRIKE (by Chuck) if he did?

***Roaming radio producer Katherine Godfrey will be requiring your participation in gathering audio material.

***AlienDeathSpike aka Matt Hope will present Trout Fishing in Sound, a unique selection of Brautigan shanties and sing-a-longs

***Tweet your submissions to @LibrarianThe

***Bring a book to swop

Where: Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Time: 7pm doors, 7.30pm performance. STRICTLY NO LATECOMERS.

Early booking advised: £5 BOOK ONLINE HERE or take your chance on the door.

Profits will support The Reading Agency

Curated by:

Nemonie Craven, literary agent and founder (with Shahidha Bari) of How to Live.
Nemonie also runs with The Militia Canteen  whose piece Sec_rity is Not Complete Without U was performed alongside Eurepica.Challenge by Belarus Free Theatre at The Almeida, 2011.

Polly Frame actor and associate artist for the live art performance group, bodies in flight.

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Miles Gibson 2012