Shakespeare and Company | Paris

May 5 – 11, 2014

The Henry Miller Memorial Library, a non-profit art center in Big Sur, California, presents Aller Retour Paris, a week-long festival that will celebrate the city’s role in shaping Henry Miller as a writer and raconteur.

The week will include art, poetry, dinner parties, film, music, and more! The festival will be anchored by a pop-up bookstore at the legendary  Shakespeare and Company (37 Rue de La Bucherie) that will include an exhibit of rare manuscripts, letters, and books.


Highlights of the festival include:


Thursday May 8 at 8pm: Henry Miller Library in Paris Soirée at Chez Jenny, 39, Boulevard du Temple. The evening will include a three-course meal, some wine, music, and talks from, Jim Haynes, host of Paris Sunday Dinners and author of “Homage to Henry Miller,” Mary Duncan, writer and advisor to the Henry Miller Library Board, writer Katy Masuga, and more. 


Saturday May 10 5-6:30 pm: Parisian premiere of “Big Sur the Michael Polish film based on the Jack Kerouac novel, at Cinéma le Grand Action, 5 rue des Ecoles. “‘Big Sur’ cracks the code of how to adapt Jack Kerouac for the screen”(New York Times.) Price is 8 Euros / $10 USD, advance tickets available online HERE and at Shakespeare and Company. The program starts at 5PM with a slideshow of photographs of the Big Sur coast by fine art photographer Kodiak Greenwood – not to be missed! Special guests Vilmos Zsigmond and Jean-Marc Barr


Sunday May 11 Launch of brand new book, “Proteus and the Magician, the letters of Henry Miller and John Cowper Powys, edited by Jacqueline Peltier, published by the Powys Press  – everyone is welcome to attend. At Shakespeare and Company (37 Rue de La Bucherie.) 

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