The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a non-profit art space in Big Sur, California.
Founded in 1981 by Emil White, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary!
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- Limited amount of fashion show tix to go on sale today at noon!
- Another cool workshop testimonial from March ’12 alumni Dwayne DeBardelaben
- New product at the HMML online store: “The Stone Mason of Tor House,” *the* definitive and most beautiful biography of Robinson Jeffers
- This year’s Big Big Big Sur Fashion Show – tickets on sale (futuristic machine dystopia not included)
- Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story
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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Philip Glass, one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century, will launch an eclectic annual arts festival in August, with music, dance, theater, poetry and film offerings at Hidden Valley, an arts training center near Carmel. But … Continue reading
Yes it’s true. We are now accepting vendor registrations for 2011′s Vinyl in the Woods at the Henry Miller Library! Saturday, May 28th, from 11 am (ish) – 4 pm. It’s the coolest vinyl fair ever. And it’s free to … Continue reading
Sometimes the blogs just write themselves. We can’t imagine our good fortune. We won the blog lottery! On Friday, May 27th, we’ll be showing “The Wrecking Crew.” It’s a documentary about, yep, “The Wrecking Crew,” a loose group of about … Continue reading
I was driving through Santa Cruz the other day and there had one of those dudes on 41st Ave. “wearing” one of those full-body flip-signs advertising Little Caesar’s pizza. It was sad. Just staying on the highway all day, trying … Continue reading
As you may have heard, the Henry Miller Library stage bit the dust. It was a great stage whose time had sadly passed. To paraphrase The Lion King: it was some “circle of life” stuff. You see, when the stage … Continue reading
We’re excited to be kicking off our weekly film discussion and appreciation class tomorrow, Feb. 21st at the Henry Miller Library, 6-10 pm. The class will be taught by the esteemed Mike Harrington. He’s the guy you saw at the … Continue reading
The Henry Miller Library Stage, synonymous with wonderful live music for over a decade, burns down to a smoldering, ashen pile in Big Sur, CA
The Henry Miller Library Stage, the fabled stage that hosted over 10-years worth of incredible live performances, including Arcade Fire, Yo La Tengo, Phillip Glass, Band of Horses, Animal Collective, and countless others, methodically ascended to the great fire pit … Continue reading
Aural alchemist CJ Boyd plays a rare indoor show tonight at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. A suggested donation of $10. It’s an early-ish show – 7:30 pm – so plenty of time to go out afterwards and … Continue reading
I’m a huge fan of Scott Walker. Former Ohio-boy-genius-turned-Righteous Brothers-wanna-be and English pop sensation, via the Walker Brothers, Scott Walker is amazing! He quit the Walker Brothers and went on to make a series of strange, terrifying, surrealistic MOR-y, and … Continue reading
Or, is “arrogance a prerequisite to being a good artist?” The answer, of course, is “no.” But it doesn’t stop people from asking that question. Actually, um… no one explicity asked that question. I just did, because I was reading … Continue reading