Tuesday 10 November 2015, 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.
NETWORKING ALOUD: A WRITERS OPEN MIKE
2nd Tuesdays – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 When: 6:00–8:00 p.m. TUESDAY November 10th Where: OLD CAPITOL BOOKS – 559 Tyler St. Monterey, Ca 93940
Tuesday 13 October 2015, 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.
Friday October 9th 2015 – 6pm: Old Capitol Books is very excited to be hosting Irwin Swirnoff, professor in cinematic arts at CSU Monterey Bay, as part of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center’s series on Gender and Sexuality!
“we are bodies”
short films & writings by Irwin Swirnoff
Saturday 3 October 2015, 1-3pm: When you combine three centuries of exploration and settlement; Spanish, Mexican, and Yankee influence; a handful of natural catastrophes and manmade disasters; and vast swaths of eerie and desolate shoreline, you have an environment ripe for a haunting. From Moss Beach south along Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and down the coast through Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Lompoc, expert ghost hunter Jeff Dwyer guides locals and tourists alike through the most haunted and historic sites in the area. Continue reading Book Signing: Jeff Dwyer – author of “GHOST HUNTER’S GUIDE TO MONTEREY”→
Thursday 23 July 2015, 6-7pm: Our most recent reading group was a huge success and we’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.
J.P. Dancing Bear & Simon Hunt. Sunday, June 14, 2:00 p.m. $5.00 Admission
J. P. Dancing Bear is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press. Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts. He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, most recently Cephalopodic (Glass Lyre, 2015) and Love is a Burning Building(FutureCycle Press, 2014). His work has appeared or will shortly in American Literary Review, Crazyhorse, the Cimmaron Review and elsewhere.
Simon Hunt was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and raised in England and the United States. He co-edited Renaissance Culture and the Everyday (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999) and contributed an essay to that volume. His poems have appeared in Light Quarterly, The Raintown Review, The Seventh Quarry, The Sewanee Review, and other journals—as well as in the online publications 14 X 14 and The Chimaera. Forthcoming poems will appear in Measure and The Sewanee Review. He teaches English at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, where he lives with his wife and two children. He is a member of the Board of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, where he has served as a volunteer docent for more than a decade.
Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th – 12-2pm: Since the early 1900s, Monterey was known for its fishing, mostly for salmon and the abalone that was plentiful in Monterey Bay. The migration of the Sicilian Italian community is credited for reaping what was called the “Silver Harvest.” The Silver Harvest is the name that was given to the fishing of sardines in Monterey, which mostly was done by the Sicilian Italians who established the working fabric in the sardine industry for nearly five decades. Most of that generation is gone, and only a few are memorialized in books. It is this author’s attempt to capture the working class that made Monterey the “Sardine Capital of the World.” Continue reading Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula→