*Upcoming Events*

(CANCELLED) Friday 3 May 2019, 7pm: Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Derrida, Foucault, and Mbembe

Come join our regular reading group for a special session featuring seniors at CSU Monterey studying critical legal philosophy. The normal reading group will be joined by these students for a conversation exploring the works of Michel Foucault, Achille Mbembe, and Jacques Derrida. We will postpone this event until June. Check this space for more details soon!


Saturday 4 May 2019, 2-3pm: Book signing with G.M. Monks

G. M. Monks, an award-winning author of short stories and poetry, will be reading, signing, and discussing her debut literary novel, titled Iola O, published by Bedazzled Ink at Old Capitol Books in Monterey on May 4th at 2:00 pm.


Saturday 4 May 2019, 7pm: (K)NO(W) OPINIONS and CHEMICAL X

Hip Hop musical explosions! Doors at 7pm.


Friday 10 May 2019, 7pm: Nepotism III: poetry and our own inflated egos

Old Capitol Books invites you to NEPOTISM 3! A Night of Poetry. We’ll close up the shop, turn down the lights and bring together some of California’s “best” poets. Their work is amazing. They are my friends. I am not biased at all. Really.

Featuring Rachelle Escamilla, Heather Flescher, Kraig Bellows, Jeffrey Erwin, and Davis Mendez


Saturday 11 May 2019, 7pm: Goth Industrial Night with DJ DiaLogic

Old Capitol Books after dark is pleased to present a Goth Industrial Night with DJ Dialogic.

He’ll be spinning classic vinyl for your listening pleasure. A mix of Industrial classics, dark down tempo beats, and Ethereal wave music. He’ll give us some NIN, Marilyn Manson, Billie Eilish, Rammstein, Prodigy, DJ Shadow and David Bowie. All Vinyl.


Sunday 12 May 2019, 2pm: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Laura Bayless & Maggie Paul

Come see the curated readings from the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. Come early to ensure a seat!


Friday 17 May 2019, 7pm: Bernie & the Wolf, The Ajimas, No Exist, and Goodword

Dreamy indie. Doors at 7. $10.


Saturday 18 May 2019, 7pm: Quick Queer Greetings – LGBTQ+ Speed Dating

Come meet new friends! 18+


Sunday 19 May 2019, 7pm: Monterey Anarchist Black Cross – political prisoner support

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


Tuesday 21 May 2019, 4-5:30pm: Magdalena’s Muse Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop

Join Magdalena to create a new poem, discuss craft, and to receive feedback and inspiration. With two decades of experience facilitating poetry writing workshops Magdalena can help you contact or reconnect with your muse—the voice inside you that wants to create, to nourish your soul, and each other. We meet and write in community to bear witness to, advocate for, and go deeper to the place where poetry heals.


Friday 24 May 2019, 7pm: Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group here has been weaving its way through black phenomenology and black epistemology. After reading some of Jean-Paul Sartre’s work in support of African liberation struggles, we moved on to read Frantz Fanon, Kathryn Gines, James Baldwin, and Achille Mbembe. Now we’re going to do a double session, looking at the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins. Free and open to everyone. Readings available for free.


Sunday 26 May 2019, 2pm: Fishbowl Poetry & Open Mic

A monthly open mic with readings from featured poets. Sign ups for open mic begin at 1:30pm, and readings begin at 2pm.

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