Under the Persimmon Tree

Starting Sunday, January 1st, we’ll be re-launching our “Under The Persimmon Tree” recordings!

The program, each Sunday afternoon, (there will be some gaps when other programs conflict but we will do our very best to keep every Sunday regularly scheduled) will include listening to audio from our archives as well as conducting interviews with community members and visitors. (Authors, poets, musicians, artists and travelers!)

Selected recordings will become part of the archive and published online on Big Sur Stories. We hope many will be podcast, eventually we aim to do a live podcast.

Previous installments featured illustrator Tom Killion, Rad American Women author and illustrator Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl, John Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw, author Andi Teran, Cyprian Consiglio of the New Camaldoli Heritage, journalist Robert Greenfield, author Betsy Stroman, Emmy-winning writer Jeffrey Lewis, Greg Fain of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Zig Zag Zen author Allan Badiner – and more!

Stay tuned for 2017’s line-up!

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