Check it out! It’s an audio promo for Sunday’s installment of Big Sur Sound and Story, curated by Radiotopia and its founder, Roman Mars, the man who “started a hushed radio revolution from his closet”!!!!
That’s right: sit back, close your eyes, and listen to incredible audio stories under the redwoods. Bring a layer (and a pillow!)
Doors at 8 pm. Free admission (donations accepted.) This Sunday, July 27th, at the Henry Miller Library, located at 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, just 1/4 mile south of Nepenthe restaurant.
Questions? Call us! 831-667-2574.
Miller’s love letter to Greece, “The Colossus of Maroussi.”
The UK Telegraph recently gave it a shout-out, noting, “Miller’s enthusiastic portrait of Corfu, Crete, Athens and their unforgettable characters, has worn remarkably well since being written in 1940-41.”
We often talk about the Tropics, Oranges, and Black Spring, but not enough about the Colossus. So, who’s read it? What’d you think? Has it indeed “aged well?”
[Oh, and you can also buy it from us directly here.]
Tonight! (Thurs) Week 6 of the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series! Doors at 8 pm – admission is free (donations accepted.) Check the poster for the films!
“Henry Miller was one of those rare artists, like the English Romantic poet William Blake, to have achieved mastery in two media: language and paint.
“Though better known for his novels and essay collections, especially the notorious Tropic of Cancer, Miller was also a skilled and devoted watercolorist who painted throughout his writing career and beyond it. Unlike writing, which Miller considered work, his job, he regarded painting as play, a form of relaxation, a way to refresh and recharge his imagination.
“But watercolor painting also served Miller in a number of practical ways. When short of funds, as he often was, he used his watercolors to barter for services, such as dentistry, and goods, such as household supplies and food. Sales of watercolors at his numerous shows supplemented his slender royalty income from his published books.
“He also gave watercolors to people who had done him favors or sent him unsolicited presents or cash. After his banned Paris books were finally published in the U.S. during the 1960s and ran immediately to the top of the bestseller lists, Miller, on the advice of his tax attorney, used his watercolors to shelter his income by donating them to museums…”
Click here to read the rest of Arthur Hoyle’s recent piece on Miller the watercolorist in the Huffington Post!
Today! Two free events at the Library: 3-5 pm, it’s a book signing party with our friend Max DeVoe Talley, celebrating the release of his “Yesterday We Forget Tomorrow.”
Then from 6-8 pm, it’s a “Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village” with Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones, who will be reading some of Thomas’s work!
This means no Sound and Story tonight. But it’ll be back next Sunday with curators the Dinner Party Download, at 8 pm.
Check it out – an audio teaser from the The Dinner Party Download regarding their July 20th installment at Big Sur Sound and Story!!
Doors at 8 pm. Free admission. At the Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway 1, in Big Sur. Questions? Call us! 831-667-2574.
Gentle reminder: there is NO Big Sur Sound and Story this Sunday. Things will go back to their normal Sunday schedule on July 20th.
Instead, this Sunday we have two FREE events:
3-5 pm:Book signing with our good friend Max DeVoe Talley, celebrating the publication of his new book, “Yesterday We Forget Tomorrow”
6-8 pm: Launch of “Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village” by Peter Thabit Jones and the late Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas. With performances of the poetry of Dylan Thomas.
Check out all upcoming Library events here.
It’s a summery golden age — heavy July mist notwithstanding — here at the HML with an amazing cadre of VFLs – Volunteers for Life. Here are just a few of them: Abby, Taylor, and Lilly!
This country is in good hands!!!