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Under The Persimmon Tree: Martha Diehl

Henry Miller Memorial Library

Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Under The Persimmon Tree: Martha Diehl

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A conversation between the Henry Miller Library Director Magnus Toren and invited guests.

This Sunday, August 11, we welcome Martha Diehl

Many of us know Martha through her service on the Monterey County Planning Commission which included two terms as Chairman. She also has served on the Institute for Canine Studies, a Non profit organization engaged in developing a facility and program to teach people to train dogs to help people, reducing the wait for Service Dogs for those in need, primarily by training service dog trainers. read on...

She is one of the founding members of the Garrapata Creek Watershed Council. 

She has been a Lecturer (Orientation/Policy Analysis), Outreach Coordinator and Internship Program Coordinator for the Master of Public Policy program delivered in collaboration with the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. 

She is United States Coast Guard licensed as Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any gross tons upon oceans, Radar Observer (retired), served in the maritime industry as deck officer on seagoing vessels worldwide, last 8 years as Master of cable installation and repair vessel with crews of up to 94 people. 


Bonus offer! Take a leisurely ride on the Bus from Monterey/Carmel to Nepenthe (looking out the window is so easy when someone else is driving!) then just a short walk south and you are at the Library. Enjoy the discussion/interview and buy books from the Library at a 25% discount: A perk for taking the bus!   


We invite people Under The Persimmon Tree who have a connection to Big Sur, who work here, who make an impact in the community and who have a history with the coast.

We record audio of each of the conversations/interviews and publish online thereby creating an online accessible archive of good literary, historical audio to add to our existing archives. 

The Under The Persimmon Tree recordings are done using high end equipment and tech support courtesy of a grant from Big Sur Food and Wine Festival


June 30: Bradley Zev
July 7: Steve Beck
July 14: Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts
July 21: Supervisor Mary Adams
July 28: Barbara Bullock-Wilson
August 11: Martha Diehl
August 18: Kirk Gafill
August 25: Senator Bill Monning
September 1: Lee Otter
September 15: Jaci Pappas
September 22: Isabella Tree
September 29: Butch and Patte Kronlund
October 6: Redwood Auction
October 13: Ian Brennan
November 3: Susan Shillinglaw

Dates to be confirmed for:
Frank Pinney
Father Cyprian Consiglio
Alan Perlmutter
Paul Miller and of course many more...

Sound and recording support from Cain Sound.




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The Henry Miller Memorial Library
48603 California 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Henry Miller Memorial Library

The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a public benefit, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller. The Library tries to do as little as possible since we are in Big Sur a place very well suited for doing nothing. It turns out to be difficult however because Henry Miller is egging us on to promote the things he believes make life worth living like good conversation, freedom of thought, good food, sex and art in all its forms; old, new, weird and varied! Welcome!

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