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Ianthe Brautigan Swensen

Ianthe Brautigan Swensen



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Ianthe is the author of the memoir You Can’t Catch Death, which has been translated into Swedish and German and recorded by Audible books.

As a writer for the PBS series, Joanne Weir Plates and Places, for the past seven years, (the program reaches 15 million households). She has written introductions for a number of literary publications, including the French translation of a collection of poetry by her late father, Richard Brautigan, a new translation of Brautigan's Revenge of the Lawn, and Please Plant this Book, and is working on a documentary about Richard Brautigan. Her writing has appeared in Confrontation, The Antioch Review, Simple Feast, and other publications.

She has presented at numerous literary events, including the 2018 Cascadia Poetry Festival with Michael McClure and C.A. Conrad; the Sonoma Writer's Festival; the Dinefwr Literature Festival in Wales with Gruff Rhys and Joe Dunthorne. She has served as a panelist for Litquake's Writers and Zeitgeist of the 1960s at UC Berkeley, in a talk about Richard Brautigan, Ken Kesey and Lenore Kandel; and for I Watched the World: 30 years after Brautigan, appearing with Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, and David Meltzer, co-produced by the Bancroft Library and Litquake. She is a member of SACDC.- Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques. Ianthe holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

Selected Course Offerings:

LIBS 100:The Craft of Writing
LIBS 101:Human Enigma
LIBS 102:In Search of Self
LIBS 327:Literacy Language and Pedagogy