Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Present: Kate Aver Avraham and William Minor

Old Capitol Books and the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Present:
Kate Aver Avraham and William Minor

An afternoon of poetry (and song) featuring Kate Aver Avraham: poet, children’s author, art enthusiast, community volunteer nature lover and mischief-maker. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies as well as the Celebration of the Muse chapbook, Perhaps the Truth is Also Blue. Her latest children’s book was What Will You Be, Sara Mee, from Charlesbridge, Boston.

William Minor: author of seven books of poetry, the latest Some Grand Dust (finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award) and Gypsy Wisdom: New & Selected Poems; two memoirs: The Inherited Heart and Going Solo; and three CDs of poetry and original music (For Women Missing or Dead, Mortality Suite, and Love Letters of Lynchburg). Continue reading Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Present: Kate Aver Avraham and William Minor

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Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Jean-Paul Sartre

Reading Simone de Beauvoir last month got us a little curious about her other-half, Jean-Paul Sartre. Apart from being known has Simone de Beauvior’s partner, did you know that he was a philosopher in his own right? Come join us as we read selections from his work Being and Nothingness.

This is PART II of our Jean-Paul Sartre reading, and we’ll be exploring the second part of the reading below. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Jean-Paul Sartre

John Steinbeck Fellow & Nationally Recognized Novelist to Launch newest book at Old Capitol Books

Writers from the Edge Reading Series as part of the Creative Writing and Social Action program in the School of Humanities and Communication at California State University Monterey Bay is partnering with the Otter Cross Cultural Center, the English Department at Cabrillo College,  the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library, the John Steinbeck Library in Salinas, Out of Our Minds on KKUP and Old Capitol Books to bring novelist Peter Nathaniel Malae to the Monterey Bay area to release his fourth book: “Son of Amity” from Oregon State University Press. Continue reading John Steinbeck Fellow & Nationally Recognized Novelist to Launch newest book at Old Capitol Books

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 41: Simone de Beauvoir

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group is back for our forty-first iteration with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex! After reading Levinas, we decided to read criticisms of Levinas from Beauvoir, who challenges Levinas’s definition of woman against the backdrop of men in such a way that women seem secondary. Come read and study with us! Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 41: Simone de Beauvoir