The Henry Miller Memorial Library was founded in 1981 by Miller’s close friend, Emil White. White founded the library in order to celebrate Henry Miller as a person and as an artist, and to promote the literary and artistic works of the writer, making them more accessible. Nestled within a grove of magnificent redwood trees, the library offers an intimate setting where fans and scholars converge to learn more about Miller’s life, his motivations and artistic accomplishments. The library also serves as a cultural resource center, which celebrates the continuation of the arts through live concerts, gallery showings and workshops.
Events, Performances & Exhibits at the Henry Miller Library
The Henry Miller Memorial Library calendar is packed with a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Attend an exciting music concert, participate in an interactive workshop, browse art exhibits, or attend educational events, from poetry readings and lectures to live music and writer’s clinics. Don’t miss popular events like the Winter Art Exhibit, the Henry Miller Library Lecture Series, the Children’s Writing Workshop, the International Short Film Screening Series, and the West Coast Regional Poetry Slam.
Visit the Henry Miller Memorial Library
Located 31 miles south of Monterey in the coastal community of Big Sur, the Henry Miller Memorial Library is open to the public all year long. The library is open daily from 11am-6pm, except Tuesdays. Visit www.henrymiller.org or call (831) 667-2574 for detailed information about exhibits, programs, events, and workshops at the library.