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Postponed – The Deep Read: Margaret Atwood

April 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm  |  Quarry Amphitheater


3/16/2020: If you have been following the news, you’re aware that many gatherings across the country have been canceled in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Following guidance from local health experts, UC Santa Cruz will postpone the Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture featuring Margaret Atwood, originally scheduled for April 5. We hope to share a new date for this event soon.

Refunds on ticket purchases will be processed soon, and you will receive a notification confirming the refund directly from the ticketing system.

One way to stay connected virtually is to participate in The Humanities Institute’s new program, The Deep Read, which invites curious minds to think deeply and engage virtually about literature and art. Our first Deep Read is Atwood’s The Testaments. You can sign up to receive weeks of digital programming and prepare for Margaret Atwood’s future visit to UC Santa Cruz.

Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our alumni, community, guest speakers, students, and staff. We appreciate your patience as UCSC strives to sustain its mission of teaching, research, public service, and community engagement during these unprecedented times.

Below were the April event details. This will be updated once there is more info on the new date. 

Join us as we welcome writer Margaret Atwood to the UC Santa Cruz campus to discuss her award winning books, and the ways in which her fiction reflects our cultural and political realities. Atwood will be in conversation with author Kate Schatz (Stevenson ‘01, Creative Writing), the New York Times-bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z.

Admission is $30.

Quarry Amphitheater, UC Santa Cruz

Sunday April 5 at 5pm
The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture & Alumni Weekend Keynote

This event is part of The Deep Read, a new program by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz that invites curious minds to think deeply about literature, art, and the most pressing issues of our day. We’ll read books from a wide range of genres, exploring their implications on our politics, inner lives, and communities.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her most recent, record-breaking novel, The Testaments—sequel to her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale—won the 2019 Booker Prize. Her other work includes the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, as well as Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and Booker winner The Blind Assassin.


April 5, 2020
5:00 pm