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C Pam Zhang – Land of Milk and Honey

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning author C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold) for a reading and signing of Land of Milk and Honey, her rapturous and revelatory novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world. Zhang will be in conversation with writer Angie […]

Frequency: A Festival of Light, Sound, & Digital Culture

Museum of Art & History 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Frequency is a biennial festival of light, sound, and digital culture hosted in and around the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). The 4-night event showcases local and global artists and integrates a variety of media-based art into the downtown landscape through illuminated artworks, interactive technologies, and immersive experiences. From kinetic sculptures and […]

James Ellroy – The Enchanters

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes bestselling author James Ellroy (American Tabloid, LA Confidential, My Dark Places) for a reading and signing of his new book The Enchanters, "A descent into the conspiracy hellhole of Hollywood in the early 1960s." —Kirkus Reviews. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. "Ellroy masterfully orchestrates […]

Jane Hirshfield – The Asking: New & Selected Poems

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfield for a reading and signing of her collection, The Asking: New & Selected Poems. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. The Asking is the long-awaited new and selected collection by the author of "some of the most important poetry in the […]

Slugs and Steins with Professor Sharon Kinoshita – Rediscovering Marco Polo

Virtual Event

Few medieval figures enjoy greater name recognition than Marco Polo. Today, he is a brand whose name connotes exoticism, adventure, and East-West travel; academic critics sometime see him as the precursor to European explorers who cast a colonizing gaze over non-Western parts of the world. The source of all these images is the book usually […]

Public Philosophy Network Conference

UC Santa Cruz

The 7th Public Philosophy Network Conference, on the theme of "Facing Technology: The Role of Public Philosophy," will be hosted by the Center for Public Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in partnership with the Baskin School of Engineering and the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. The conference is co-sponsored by the Humanities […]

Nina Simon: Mother – Daughter Murder Night

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes local author Nina Simon for a launch event to celebrate her captivating new novel, Mother-Daughter Murder Night—a fun, fresh, and twisty debut whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio who come together as amateur sleuths to solve a murder in their coastal California town. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at […]

Susan Casey: The Underworld

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Bookshop welcomes New York Times bestselling author Susan Casey (The Wave) for a discussion of The Underworld, her awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, […]