John Steinbeck’s imagination was occupied by the Salinas Valley and Salinas River of his California childhood. One became “the valley of the world” in East of Eden, a microcosm of nature, nurture, and culture in the turbulent unfolding of human history. The river—flowing north, like the River Nile, and underground, like the River Styx—served Steinbeck as a contrasting symbol of timelessness beyond man, like the tide pools and the stars in Sea of Cortez. Since Steinbeck wrote his books, artists in various media—watercolor painting, nature photography, narrative text—have interpreted the Salinas valley and river with a similar sense of adventure and appreciation. Janet Whitchurch combines all three—original text, nature photography, and watercolor painting—in her exploration of John Steinbeck’s valley and river, published here for the first time. Continue reading Art of the Salinas Valley – an afternoon with artist Janet Whitchurch
Networking Aloud: A monthly event (every second Tuesday) open to the public. Fifteen to twenty minutes from a featured reader followed by a literary open mic. Come early and sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry, essay etc.
Monday 23 July 2018, 7pm
A night of groovy tunes, chill vibes, and new friends. ❤
$10-$20 sliding scale (NOTAFLOF)
We’re back at it again with reading some good ol’ yummy philosophy! This month, we’ll be reading Heidegger, Levinas, and a bit of(just to help us figure things out).
What: Theory and Philosophy Reading Group
When: Friday 13 July 2018, 7pm
Where: Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey Continue reading Theory & Philosophy 36: Levinas on Heidegger
James Dorsey, author of Baboons for Lunch, will be in Old Capitol Books telling stories of his travels, adventures, and the people he met along the way. Continue reading James Dorsey, true storytelling of travel adventures
Now, for the first time, the star of The Mod Squad, Michael Cole, in a raw an unflinching memoir writes about his role as Peter Cochrane in the groundbreaking program.
Michael Cole will be at Old Capitol Books Saturday 7 July at 2pm to sign copies of his memoir I Played the White Guy. Continue reading Michael Cole (The Mod Squad) to sign books at Old Capitol Books