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VIRTUAL: MAH Beyond the World’s End – Meet the Artists

Join Beyond the World’s End exhibiting artists Laurie Palmer, Amy Balkin, Krista Franklin, Newton Harrison, Super Futures Haunt Qollective, and the Rasquache Collective for a group discussion and Q&A. In the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's current exhibition, Beyond the World's End, visionary artists reflect on the social and environmental injustices happening around […]

VIRTUAL: Special Session – The Pandemic and the University to Come – A Collective Action

Following on this quarter’s series of conversations about the historical space opened by the current pandemic, we will come together in a collective, active exercise of imagining the university to come. Prior to the meeting, please respond to five questions (click below) about the future university you would like to participate in post-pandemic; the questions […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Laurie R. King, Riviera Gold

Local, bestselling author Laurie R. King, will will celebrate the publication of her newest Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, Riviera Gold! The Riviera in 1925 is a playground for the rich built on corruption and greed. It is a place where treasure can be false, where love can destroy, and where life, as Mary […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Pico Iyer in conversation with Alan Christy

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for an online event with bestselling author Pico Iyer who will be in-conversation with Alan Christy about his new book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells—a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief—and A Beginner's Guide to Japan, now in […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Laila Lalami, The Other Americans

Pulitzer Prize shortlisted author Laila Lalami presents her timely, powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant, shortlisted for the National Book Award: The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Laila Lalami is the […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: C Pam Zhang, How Much of These Hills is Gold

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes debut novelist C Pam Zhang for an online event about her new book, How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Zhang will be in conversation with fellow debut novelist Kawai Strong Washburn (Sharks in the Time of Saviors). In Zhang's electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold […]

Stories from the Epicenter (Podcast Launch Event)

Virtual Event

You’re invited to join us for the launch of our ten-part documentary podcast, Stories from the Epicenter, which explores the experience and memory of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in Santa Cruz County through oral history records and interviews with current residents of Santa Cruz and Watsonville. The event will include a moderated discussion with the podcast […]

Deep Read 2022 Faculty Salon

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us for a discussion with campus faculty and the Deep Read community at the 2022 Deep Read Salon where we’ll discuss Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom. UCSC Chancellor Cynthia Larive—an accomplished bioanalytical chemist—will be joined by Vilashini Coopan (Literature and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies) and Gina Athena Ulysse (Feminist Studies), for an evening of […]