The Library hosts events throughout the summer months (May-October), including fashion shows, theater, open mics, lectures, book signings, art shows, and more. With a capacity of 300 and nestled in a towering redwood grove, it is also one of the most unique live music venues in the world.
Past performers include Philip Glass, Marianne Faithful, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Frank Black, Thurston Moore, Animal Collective, Al Jardine, Gillian Welch, Blonde Redhead, Laurie Anderson, and countless of local and touring bands.
The workshop is designed for writers with finished or partially-finished manuscripts that need critiquing, revising, and general editorial guidance. Our workshop provides participants with the tools needed to prepare their manuscripts for submission to agents and editors. In today’s competitive marketplace a tightly-written, polished manuscript is essential.
Big Sur was author, playwright, and painter Henry Valentine Millers "first home in America" when he moved here in 1944 after spending years in Europe, writing Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Cancer, among other endeavors. He lived in Big Sur for 18 years.
The Henry Miller Library is located in the home where Henry Miller lived. The library is the artistic heart of Big Sur, with plays, musicals, workshops, and a great store with lots of books, musics, t-shirts, and posters.
Bat For Lashes is the work of British singer/ songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979, yet combining influences that span decades, Natasha’s work dwells in the elemental, emerging in timeless forms.
Bat For Lashes’ music is bold and vivid. Her live shows are made up of thunderous marching band drums, desert guitar, ballet school piano, harpsichord, sub-bass snarls, hand-claps and naive beats, with the women fluidly switching and swapping their instruments between songs.