Monthly Archives: November 2011

Big Sur Young Adult Writing Workshop for Dec. is *closed.* Now taking registrants for March 2-4 2012, plus amazing faculty addition!

You read that correctly. “The Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshop is dead; long live the Big Sur Children’s Workshop” Information regarding the splendid March workshop can be found here. And yes, we’re taking registration, so follow the instructions or just … Continue reading

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Explosions in the Sky gives us props for being “really special,” we blush.

St. Paul taught us that modesty is a great attribute and that bragging is bad. But he was also a misogynist. So forgive us for giggling like a schoolgirl when we came across this… Q: Was there a particular venue … Continue reading

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Videos we like: the new Akron/Family one directed by our pal Brian

Our pal Brian Ziffer is also part of the HML “Family.” You may know him as the guy who projects amazing psychedelic stuff on our big screen during movies. He’s also the mad-genius behind this new Akron/Family video for the … Continue reading

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Hey! The HML needs *your* help – muse, ruminate, get publishined in our annual souvenir book for all eternity!

OK so this is cool. Two years ago, the HML had our nifty little “souvenir book.” Basically, it was an almost-pocket-sized book about the Library. It included the Library’s history, stuff about Miller, stuff about the staff, Miller quotes, and … Continue reading

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“Literary Match-Making:” Who would Henry Miller “date”?

First, I don’t think Henry Miller “dated” anyone. The whole dinner and a movie thing didn’t seem to be his thing. The whole flowers and chocolate thing? Not his bag. And he was most certainly not into foreplay. As my … Continue reading

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Ryan Adams *hearts* Theo the Henry Miller Library Cat!

Let’s be honest for a minute here. People don’t really come to the Library for the big shows, or the movies, or even our dank locally-roasted coffee. They come here for Theo the cat. Just an hour ago a visitor … Continue reading

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Hippie Sven’s behavior (and his genius?) must be contextualized to be understood. Get the whole story at our YouTube page.

If you walked into the Henry Miller Library and, say, pulled “Sometimes a Great Notion” off the shelf, and opened to a random page, and started reading, what would happen? Here’s what would happen. You’d say, Hmmm, this is pretty … Continue reading

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“If it doesn’t come bursting out of you…don’t do it.” Bukowski weighs in on inspiration !

Hey remember last week when we did a blog? Specifically about inspiration vs. hard work (10,000 hours-worth), the argument being (courtesy of Malcolm Gladwell) that you have to commit 10,000 hours of something to truly master it. Ahh they blog … Continue reading

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Sunday 9 am Cali-time (noon Eastern): your last chance to hear the Fleet Foxes @ HML on XM Satellite radio!

It’s true. It’ll be on the XM U channel. Just go here. And here’s a great show review of the show. So now you can be the judge! Money quote: With a combination of songs from their newest record, Helplessness … Continue reading

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“This is The End…beautiful friend…This is the End…my only friend, The End” (of the Henry Miller Library End of Summer sale!)

Hey the Henry Miller Library’s End of Summer Sale ends in four hours! That’d be today, Friday, at 6 pm California-time. You can get 20-30% of books, posters, and t-shirts! That’d be a nice Christmas gift, right? And you’re supporting … Continue reading

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