Magdalena’s Muse Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop
With Poet-Teacher, Magdalena Montagne
At Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. & ongoing the third Tuesday of each month…
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.
$10-$15 suggested donation.
Last Sundays Fishbowl Poetry
Featuring Qr Hand and Bill Vartnaw
Sunday 25 August
Open Mic sign-ups 1:30pm
Readings at 2pm
Continue reading Last Sundays Fishbowl Poetry and Open Mic
We are delighted to announce that we’ll have two amazing poets reading in store THIS TUESDAY January 8th at 7pm: Tongo Eisen-Martin – winner of the California Book Award, the American Book Award, and nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize – and Rachelle Escamilla, winner of the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry and host of KKUP’s Out of Our Minds – the longest running poetry show in the US. Continue reading Award winning poet, Tongo Eisen-Martin, joined by Rachelle Escamilla for reading at Old Capitol Books
Old Capitol Books is pleased to announce FISHBOWL POETRY, a new open mic right here at your local independent bookstore. Continue reading New Open Mic! Fishbowl Poetry featuring Lee Knight, Jr. and Tshaka Campbell
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. $5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
Continue reading Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents Cynthia Bryant and Michael McLaughlin
We’ve just confirmed a launch part for The Homestead Review‘s next issue as our July First Friday event! Come hear poetry featured in the recent issue, feast your eyes on the beautiful creations of artist Meheen Ruby, and listen to the groovy tunes from Bedrooms!
6 July 2018
7pm Continue reading Homestead Review Launch Party! With Artist Meheen Ruby and musical performance by Bedrooms
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. Continue reading Award winning poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, with Wendy Trevino, La Sofa Queen & Chloe Wilson (First Fridays)
The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics
with Lucas Bailor
This lecture will discuss experimental poetry’s history and the various ways it is interpreted in contemporary writing. Rather than working through a definition of what exactly experimental poetry is, we will look at ways it has been realized and interpreted in various historical, social, and theoretical contexts. Continue reading The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics with Lucas Bailor
Part of a series of events for National Poetry Month
POSTPONED – now scheduled for May 4th.
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. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy 34: Henry David Thoreau on Nature