Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2015!

Hey there critical thinkers! Old Capitol Books, the Direct Action Monterey Network, and the Monterey Community Education Project work together to bring you exciting seminars series on social theory four times a year – and we’ve just announced our Summer seminars! Queer Theory, Reading Marx, Psychedelics and Society, and Intellectual Property & CopyLeft! Wow!

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Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XII: George Jackson

Thursday 23 July 2015, 6-7pm: Our most recent reading group was a huge success and we’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.

For our twelfth reading group, we’ll be reading excerpts from George Jackson’s “Soledad Brother” – a compilation of letters written to his friends, comrades, and supporters.
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VEILS OF SEPARATION: Finding the Face of Oneness

veilsSATURDAY, JULY 25.  2PM – 4PM.  Sit with Rabia Erduman and participate in her fabulously vibrant expressions and explanations related to personal growth and spirituality.  Rabia has translated her inner journeys of transformation into a magical fable of her (“Babla’s”) adventures in the Forest of Life.  She blends elements of her own psyche with universal wisdom to remind us of the many possibilities of inner healing.    “Veils of Separation” is an adventure story of the heart. Continue reading VEILS OF SEPARATION: Finding the Face of Oneness

MONTEREY BAY POETRY CONSORTIUM PRESENTS: J.P. Dancing Bear & Simon Hunt

J.P. Dancing Bear & Simon HuntSunday, June 14, 2:00 p.m.  $5.00 Admission

J. P. Dancing Bear is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts.  He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, most recently Cephalopodic (Glass Lyre, 2015) and Love is a Burning Building(FutureCycle Press, 2014). His work has appeared or will shortly in American Literary ReviewCrazyhorse, the Cimmaron Review and elsewhere.   
 
Simon Hunt was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and raised in England and the United States.  He co-edited Renaissance Culture and the Everyday (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999) and contributed an essay to that volume.  His poems have appeared in Light Quarterly, The Raintown Review, The Seventh Quarry, The Sewanee Review, and other journals—as well as in the online publications 14 X 14 and The Chimaera.  Forthcoming poems will appear in Measure and The Sewanee ReviewHe teaches English at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, where he lives with his wife and two children.  He is a member of the Board of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, where he has served as a volunteer docent for more than a decade.

Theory & Philosophy Reading GroupXI: Angela Davis

Libertad_para_Angela_Davis_by_Genun23 June 2015 – 7pm: In collaboration with the Direct Action Monterey Network, this month’s Theory & Philosophy reading group is highlighting struggles against solitary confinement by featuring the writings of Angela Davis.

For this reading group, we’ll be exploring her work, Are Prisons Obsolete?

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Networking Aloud! A monthly open mic: Featuring Maggie Bennett

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

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