Henry Miller Memorial Library

Big Sur, California
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Howdy! Here’s What’s New!

* Congratulations to the Winners of the 9th Annual Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series. 2014 Best Film Award: Zela Trovke by Asier Altuna. 2014 Audience Award & 2nd Place: Helium, by Anders Walter,  3Place: Baghdad Messi by Sahim Omar Kalifa. Over 1000 submission. 53 films selected. 8 finalists. 3 winners. What a wonderful season of great films. Please join us in 2015.

I’m consistently engaged by the quality of these films–it’s a pleasure to see the depth and variety of the stories and the skill of new directors and actors.” Vilmos Zsigmond

* IMPORTANT NEWS! Jesse Goodman Presents CIBO MATTO featuring Nels Cline w/ special guest Elini Sikelianos in a benefit concert for the Henry Miller Memorial Library on Thursday, October 2. Tickets HERE!

* The 18th annual Big Sur Writing Workshop for picture books, early reader, middle grade & YA fiction now open for registration! Please go HERE!

* A Gob of Spit in the Face of Art. A symposium to mark the 80th Anniversary of Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer.’ On 19th of September Goldsmiths, University of London will host a Symposium to mark the 80th Anniversary of Henry Miller’s controversial debut novel, ‘Tropic of Cancer’. Library director, Magnus Torén will be speaking at the event.

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* On June 20 it is exactly 50 years ago that Tropic of Cancer became a legal book to read in the United States. Read about it here!

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