*Upcoming Events*

Friday 4 May 2018, 7pm: Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 34: Henry David Thoreau on Nature

Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirty-fourth iteration of the Theory & Philosophy Reading Group, working through a mini-series on Environmental Philosophy. At the end of April, we’ll come together to read the poetry and the prose of Henry David Thoreau, whose nature writings were an essential part of the New England Transcendentalist movement.

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 6-8pm: Networking Aloud! Featuring Garland Thompson Jr.

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.

Sunday 13 May 2018, 2-4pm: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Carolyn Brigit Flynn & George Lober

A curated event featuring two poets. Come early to ensure a seat!

Sunday 20 May 2018, 7pm: Anarchist Black Cross – political prisoner letter writing

Our monthly letter writing night where we write letters to US political prisoners. We send them books, too!

Sunday 27 May 2018, 2pm: Free Poetry Writing Workshop with Heather Flescher

Our free poetry writing workshop for all levels and abilities. Different local poets facilitate various writing exercises and guide through the exploration of different poetic techniques. Bring a poem to share or come ready to write your own! Free and open to everyone.


Friday 1 June 2018, 7pm: Award winning poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, joined by Wendy Trevino, La Sofa Queen, and artist Chloe Wilson

First Fridays at Old Capitol Books – an occasional, not quite monthly night of poetry, music and art. This month we’re excited to have two poets: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Wendy Trevino. They’ll be joined by musical performer La Sofa Queen, and artist Chloe Wilson. $10-$20 sliding scale (NOTAFLOF)


Sunday 10 June 2018, 2pm: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Simon Hunt and Stephen Kessler

A curated event featuring two poets. Come early to ensure a seat!


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