CANCELLED - "Nowhere Is Our Real Home" speaker series with Kenneth Brower

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The Henry Miller Memorial Library

48603 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920

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Nowhere Is Our Real Home: Community and Identity in the New West

In Big Sur and throughout the West, a new economic wave spurred by the internet is causing dramatic impacts. Some immediately presenting issues: workers’ housing, short-term rentals, the commercialization of neighborhoods, traffic congestion along Highway 1, and the intrusion of helicopters, drones, and other electronic devices in the backcountry and in backcountry neighborhoods. The Henry Miller Memorial Library will host Nowhere Is Our Real Home, a speakers series aimed at catalyzing discussion of this overall theme.

The series continues with author KENNETH BROWER, June 5 @ 3 PM


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The oldest son of the pioneering environmentalist David Brower, and editor of the Sierra Club ‘Exhibit Format’ book NOT MAN APART: Poems by Robinson Jeffersand photos by Ansel Adams& the Westons & other Big Sur artists. A book that belongs on every Big Sur visitor’s coffee table!

Details about the presentation will be posted here soon.

Kenneth’s first memories are of the Sierra Nevada and the wild country of the American West. His father drafted him into service as an editor at nineteen, and under that leadership he wrote or edited fourteen volumes in the Exhibit-Format Series of photography books produced by the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth. In his mid-twenties he departed his father’s shop to become a freelance writer, and his work has appeared in The Atlantic,Audubon, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, The Paris Review, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, Sierra, Islands, and numerous other magazines. He is the author of many books, some listed below. He lives in Berkeley, California.

BOOKS BY KENNETH BROWER

Wake of the Whale

Hetch Hetchy: Undoing A Great American Mistake

The Starship & the Canoe

A Song For Satawal (1817)

Realms of the sea

The Winemaker’s Marsh: Four Seasons in a Restored Wetland

Freeing Keiko: The Journey of a Killer Whale from Free Willy to the Wild

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48603 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920

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