Old Capitol Books is your local, friendly bookstore. We have used books: fiction, poetry, kids’ books, non-fiction, and more! Come visit us in downtown Monterey.
Poetry Writing Workshops
First Sundays, 7-9pm
The workshops are facilitated by the Boukra Collective, a group of writers, artists, and thinkers with varying levels of affiliation with Old Capitol Books. Each facilitator is an experienced and published poet. The workshops are designed to push people out of their comfort zones and diligently work to improve people’s work. We believe that great poetry is not always an individual exercise of personal expression, but is often the result of many minds and collective editing.
Local Poets & Artists
- 2022 Monterey Poetry FestivalTickets are on sale now for the 2022 poetry festival!
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