From religious experiences to government control of substances, this seminar will be an introduction to the ways that psychedelics have been used and how society limits use or proposes new use for psychedelics in the 21st century.
Continue reading Psychedelics and Society (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)
Wednesday 16 July 2014 – 6:30pm: Part two of the four part seminar series, Thinking Critically about Society. This session, led by Michael Frederiksen of the Peace and Justice Center, will discuss some of the key readings of Marxism in a friendly and accessible way. Continue reading Event: Reading Marx (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)
Wednesday July 9th, 6:30pm-8pm – The first session in the summer seminar series, Thinking Critically about Society. A night of feminist, queer, and gender theory presented in an open and inclusive way. Continue reading What is Gender? (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)
May 30th, 5pm: Jack Erickson will be in Old Capitol Books to sign copies of his new novel, Thirteen Days in Milan, a book about a cell of terrorists with connections to the Red Brigades who take an American woman hostage during a political assassination at Milan’s Stazione Centrale.
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June 18th, 7pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time. We are particularly interested in 20th and 21st century philosophy, and our second readings will come from Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality. Continue reading Theory and Philosophy Reading Group II
Second Sunday of each month, come to Old Capitol Books to see the featured poets of the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. Continue reading Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium
First Tuesday of each month, Old Capitol Books will be hosting BACK ALLEY POETRY. Continue reading Back Alley Poetry – A monthly poetry night
Two award winning writers who use dreams in their poetry and prose, will talk about fundamentals of our dreams and their relationship to creativity and well being.
29 June, 2014 – 3pm: Come by the bookshop at 3pm to meet Bunny Stevens and buy copies of her new book, Unholy Union, a memoir of clergy sexual abuse in the Salvation Army. Continue reading Book Signing: Bunny Stevens – “Unholy Union”