WE BECOME THE STORIES THAT WE TELL: Stories and songs by Darryl Purpose

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WE BECOME THE STORIES THAT WE TELL: Stories and songs by Darryl Purpose

Join us for an intimate evening with acclaimed storyteller and singer-songwriter Darryl Purpose!

By Henry Miller Memorial Library

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 29 · 7 - 10pm PDT


Henry Miller Memorial Library 48603 Highway One Big Sur, CA 93920

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About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

John Sebastian* said it best: "Ahhh the stories we can tell."

And boy, does Darryl Purpose have stories!

As a teenager, he hitchhiked to Las Vegas and began a legendary career playing blackjack. (He's in the Blackjack Players Hall of Fame!)

A few years later, he joined a “March for Peace” that began in Los Angeles and walked across the country to Washington, DC. He then continued on to walk in the then Soviet Union. He began performing music on the marches, including participating in the first ever outdoor stadium concert in Russian history, produced by the legendary Bill Graham.

…and that’s all before he turned 30!!!**

Purpose will bring his overstuffed (figurative) suitcase of stories and songs to the Library on Saturday, April 29, which is not Memorial Day, so why not take a trip down the coast for what will surely be a riveting evening under the redwoods?

You're off the next day, Sunday, anyway!

Doors will open at 7 pm.

Beer and wine available for purchase.


"There’s no end to the superior songs and equally adept performances, a combined bounty that’s more than capable of taking Purpose out of the shadows and soaring..."No Depression

* As performed by the Everlys

**Purpose is like the US Army of Storytelling: He accumulated more stories before 30 than most people do their entire lives.

About the organizer

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!