Hey there, you lovers of social theory and philosophy! Old Capitol Books is teaming up again with the Direct Action Monterey Network to bring a series of seminars on critical and political theory to downtown Monterey.
This spring’s seminars are facilitated by a collection of community organizors, professors, and students who live and work on the peninsula, covering the topics of Anarchism, Polyamory, Social Perceptions of Disability, and Reproductive Justice.
Continue reading Spring 2017 Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series
Friday 31 March 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up again to continue their exploration of twentieth century fascism through theory and philosophy. Last month the philosophy group read Hannah Arendt – selections from Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem. This month the reading group will be covering Walter Benjamin’s essay “Theory of German Fascism.” Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 26: Walter Benjamin
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Wednesday 29 March 2017, 6:30-8pm: Dr. Jan Knippers Black, a professor at MIIS will discuss in an intimate setting her involvement as a board member of Amnesty International. Her latest book, The Politics of Human Rights Protection will be raffled off for book signing after the event (2x). She also will do book signing for other books that participants bring to the coffee talk. The first 15 people will have guaranteed seating. Standing room is also available. MIIS Amnesty International will provide free Starbucks coffee. Continue reading “Coffee Time with Dr. Jan Knippers Black” (MIIS Amnesty International Event)
Saturday 25 March 2017, 4pm-5pm: Central California author, Todd Morr, will be in store to sign copies of his new book, which features two stories of Central California Noir, Double Tap.
Continue reading Book Signing with Todd Morr, author of Double Tap: Two Shots of Central California Noir
Saturday 1 April 2017, 2pm-4pm: A professor in the School of Humanities and Communications, Ned Huston, will be at Old Capitol Books signing copies of his new work of creative fiction, Quantum Time Theories – the first book in a SciFi trilogy called The Nevertime Chronology. Continue reading Book signing with CSU Monterey Bay Professor Ned Huston
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 6-8pm: 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 minutes from a featured published reader. We applaud one another, no critique allowed. Bring your work in progress, we want to hear your VOICE. Continue reading Networking Aloud: A Monthly Open Mic
Saturday 25 March 2017, 2-3pm: George Saitas, winner of the 2016 [PLATFORM] ARTIST OF THE YEAR contest, photography category, will be at Old Capitol Books signing copies of his new photography book Ferrari: 275 GTB #08011. Continue reading Book Signing: George Saitas, author of Ferrari: 275 GTB #08011