14 July 2015: Networking Aloud features Maggie Bennett, a long-time midwife in Monterey County. Our free monthly event open to the public every second Tuesday. NETWORKING ALOUD: A WRITERS OPEN MIKE. Come early & sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry & essay that follows 15-20 minutes from a featured published reader. We applaud one another, no critique allowed. Bring your work in progress, OR published, we want to hear your VOICE. Continue reading Networking Aloud! A monthly open mic: Featuring Maggie Bennett
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: George Lober & Ken Weisner
Sunday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.
Continue reading The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: George Lober & Ken Weisner
Saturday, May 2, 3-4pm: Sally-Christine Rodgers, the author of Convergence: A Journey Through French Polynesia, will be in store signing copies of her travel book.
Sally-Christine Rodgers Writes Eloquently About Life, Sailing, Family and Protecting Our Oceans
Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th – 12-2pm: Since the early 1900s, Monterey was known for its fishing, mostly for salmon and the abalone that was plentiful in Monterey Bay. The migration of the Sicilian Italian community is credited for reaping what was called the “Silver Harvest.” The Silver Harvest is the name that was given to the fishing of sardines in Monterey, which mostly was done by the Sicilian Italians who established the working fabric in the sardine industry for nearly five decades. Most of that generation is gone, and only a few are memorialized in books. It is this author’s attempt to capture the working class that made Monterey the “Sardine Capital of the World.” Continue reading Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula
Here at Old Capitol Books, we love National Poetry Month – I mean, what’s NOT to love? So, in celebration of this glorious time, we are offering 20% off* all of our used poetry books from April 1st to 30th! Come get your fill of Milton, Dickinson, Maya Angelou, H.D. T.S. Eliot, and hundreds more! Continue reading 20% off all Used Poetry Books – in Celebration of NaPoMo 2015!
Saturday May 9th, 2015 – 2pm-4pm: Old Capitol Books is hosting local author Robert Ernst as he comes in to discuss his new novel The Inside War, a historical work which is set in Civil War North Carolina. Continue reading Book Signing: Robert Ernst, author of “The Inside War”
Thursday April 23rd – 7pm: In collaboration with the Direct Action Monterey Network, this month’s Theory & Philosophy reading group is highlighting struggles against solitary confinement by featuring writings by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova who spent time in solitary while in a Russian prison for her protests as part of Pussy Riot. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group IX: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova & Slavoj Zizek