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June 2020

Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave: A Zoom Puppet Story

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Free
Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave- A Zoom Puppet Story

Ramon Abad and the Bindlestiff Studio Puppet Crew present a KID-FRIENDLY live stream puppet performance with about 9 artists/storytellers via Zoom. Celebrate this fun-filled afternoon with the whole family and kids 5-11 years old in our own home! This event will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and other social media platforms. By registering at the link above, you agree to the possibility of appearing on this recording by virtue of attending or participating in the event. Presented by the…

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Marianne Ingheim – Out of Love

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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We all tell ourselves stories about who we are. Many of these stories are self-critical and disempowering. Through the practice of self-compassion, we can rewrite these stories and become more authentic and powerful versions of ourselves—transforming not only our own lives but also the lives of those around us. In short and personal pieces, Marianne Ingheim tells the story of how the practice of self-compassion has changed her life in ways big and small, helping her unlearn harsh self-criticism, survive multiple tragedies,…

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Babylon Salon

June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Free
Babylon Salon 2020

presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering featuring Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim; American Chinatown; Writing Action) “An enthusiastic and thoughtful work mixing history, journalism, and elements of memoir… We’ll never be the fish, Tsui reminds us. ‘But we get glimpses of what it’s like to be the fish. We get…

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Zoom Forward! Catamaran Summer 2020 Issue Launch

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join us for a special online event celebrating the Summer 2020 issue of Catamaran Literary Reader, hosted by poet, fiction writer, and essayist Jory Post.  This event is part of the Zoom Forward Reading Series, presented by phren-Z, The Hive Poetry Collective, and Bookshop Santa Cruz to showcase writers, keep our cultural spirits high, and support Bookshop Santa Cruz. Join the Santa Cruz Writes/phren-Z email list by subscribing here. Weekly Zoom links will be emailed to you. Contact Jory Post with any questions at jory@cruzio.com.

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Kathy Evans – Trespassers Welcome

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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Kathy Evans's full-length debut, Trespassers Welcome, is an extravaganza of imaginative leaps, bounds, and deep dives, a worldwide web of seemingly unlikely but delightfully believable connections—from the everyday to the unexpected. Her work is profoundly playful and playfully profound--no mean feat in these parlous times. Kathy Evans, a Marin County resident, just recently released her latest poetry collection, Trespassers Welcome, from Bluelight Press. She is the author of three other books of poetry, including Hunger and Sorrow, which won the Small Press Poetry…

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VIRTUAL: Minna Salami / Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Minna Salami for her new book of essays, Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Please note the early start time of 12pm PST. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that…

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Nina Renata Aron & Julian Tepper

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery, in partnership with Zyzzyva, present Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a weekly salon, Tuesdays at 11am PST. Lockdown Literature is a group of authors with books published during the coronavirus pandemic who have banded together to support one another. This event features Nina Renata Aron (Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love) & Julian Tepper (Between the Records). You can find a full list of Lockown Lit authors here. Please save the date and join us! This event will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends,…

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Charis Book Store of Decatur, GA hosts a virtual event celebrating Julian Bond w/Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz!

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Register ahead of time at here! Charis Bookstore hosts a virtual event with Michael Long, editor of Race Man, and Pamela Horowitz, who worked in partnership with her late husband, Julian Bond, on multiple public, private, and academic projects, including an annual civil rights tour of the South and projects involving the NAACP and the SPLC. Michael Long joins us from his home in Lower Allen Township in Pennsylvania, while Pamela Horowitz joins us from her home in Washington, DC.

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Jennifer Worley

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Release Party for Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power by Jennifer Worley from Harper Collins This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations are required ------------- Books…

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Carter Sickels – The Prettiest Star

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. At eighteen, Brian, like so many other promising young gay men, arrived in New York City without much more than a love for the freedom and release from his past that it promised. But within six short years, AIDS would claim his lover, his friends, and his future. With nothing left in New…

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International Thrills: #1 Scandinavian Bestseller Lars Kepler in conversation with Jesse Kellerman

June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The blockbuster Swedish suspense phenomenon Lars Kepler, famed for the #1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series, is actually two people: husband-and-wife duo Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their first book, 2009’s mega-bestselling The Hypnotist, stirred up intrigue beyond its own riveting pages, as the media frantically sleuthed to uncover Lars Kepler’s real identity: a secret finally revealed at a press conference that became Sweden’s biggest story of that summer. Both halves of this dynamic duo were already acclaimed authors…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Laurie R. King, Riviera Gold

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz invites you to join us for an online event with beloved bestselling author Laurie R. King, who will will celebrate the publication of her newest Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery, Riviera Gold. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Register for this free Crowdcast event here. It’s summertime on the Riviera, and the Jazz Age has come to France’s once-sleepy beaches. As American expatriates begin to drift down from Paris, their villas fill with…

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Rachel Kushner in conversation with Heidi Julavits

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29
Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner is the bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013; Telex from Cuba, a finalist for the National Book Award; and, most recently, The Mars Room, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Award, winner of the Prix Médicis, selected by the National Book Foundation for its “Literature for Justice” award, and a winner of the California Book Award. She has received grants…

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John Scalzi And Sarah Gailey For Dark Carnival

June 10 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Fundraising Goal: $2000 It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature John Scalzi and Sarah Gailey, reading and having a conversation. John Scalzi’s latest novel is The Last Emperox. Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for…

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Virtual Event: Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on June 10th at 5:00pm PDT for Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino discussing their new novels A Burning and Parakeet. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81009460458 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,81009460458#  or +12532158782,,81009460458# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656…

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ALEXANDRA PETRI presents NOTHING IS WRONG AND HERE IS WHY: ESSAYS

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, 94709
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$13 – $49

In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics and culture that will in no way unsettle your worldview. In essays both new and adapted from her viral Post columns, Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant, and men have been silenced for too long. Q-Anon makes perfect sense! Perhaps the abyss is…

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Nerd Nite is part of ReedPop’s Sea Week on June 10, 2020

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Free

We’re holding a virtual water-themed Nerd Nite on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT as part of ReedPop’s Sea Week. ReedPop, the team behind pop culture conventions such as New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration is creating Sea Week to share a whole fun smattering of virtual pop culture events all week featuring watch parties, trivia, celebrities, and more. Join us for two funny-yet-smart presentations about the cultural impact of SharkNado and the weird,…

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Laurie R. King – Riviera Gold

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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t’s summertime on the Riviera, and the Jazz Age has come to France’s once-sleepy beaches. As American expatriates begin to drift down from Paris, their villas fill with the music and merriment of their generation’s most creative minds. From those ocean-view terraces, they also gaze along the coastline at the lights of a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and sometimes hidden away. When Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes happen across the Côte d’Azur,…

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Litquake on Lockdown: Alka Joshi and The Henna Artist

June 11 @ 6:00 pm
Free – $5

Please join us for this vivid and compelling evening with Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist, the May selection for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club. Tune in at 6pm Pacific time and learn why Publishers Weekly calls this novel “eloquent and moving,” while Christian Science Monitor highlights its “vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and sumptuous prose.” A portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist takes readers on a…

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The Racket Weekly : Black Girl Magic w/ Yodassa Williams

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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THE RACKET WEEKLY: BLACK GIRL MAGIC w/ YODASSA WILLIAMS. THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 7PM / ZOOM LINK TO COME This week we are celebrating Yodassa Williams, the release of her new book THE GODDESS TWINS (SparkPress) and her Black Girl Magic Virtual Book Tour with The Racket Weekly: BLACK GIRL MAGIC. Yodassa will be reading from her book and we've invited an amazing group of Black femme identifying writers to join in the fun. Doors at 7. Show at 7:15. The…

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VIRTUAL: Juli Delgado Lopera in conversation with Daniel Handler / Fiebre Tropical

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you still bummed we had to postpone the launch party for Juli Delgado Lopera and their debut novel, Fiebre Tropical? Us too! But be bummed no longer and join us for a virtual event, in conversation with Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove). We'll be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do…

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Poetry Cocktail Hour: Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Steph Burt, etc.!

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
Poetry Cocktail Hour- Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Steph Burt, etc.!

It's a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we're raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley, Stephanie Burt, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Jessy Randall reading for University Press Books! The authors Amber Tamblyn is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominated actress, writer and director, and the author of 6…

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Zoom Forward! Dion Lissner O’Reilly & Jory Post

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join us for a special online event with authors Dion Lissner O'Reilly (Ghost Dogs) and Jory Post (Of Two Minds) to celebrate the publications of their new books.   This event is part of the Zoom Forward Reading Series, presented by phren-Z, The Hive Poetry Collective, and Bookshop Santa Cruz to showcase writers, keep our cultural spirits high, and support Bookshop Santa Cruz. Join the Santa Cruz Writes/phren-Z email list by subscribing here. Weekly Zoom links will be emailed to you. Email any questions to jory@cruzio.com or hannah@santacruzwrites.org.

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Poetry Cocktail Hour

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Charlie Jane Anders will present an evening of poetry, composed and performed by luminaries Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley, Stephanie Burt, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Jessy Randall. Register at Eventbrite Poetry Cocktail Hour It's a tough time for local bookstores, including UPB, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we're raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Amber Tamblyn, Alejandro Murguia, Jack Foley,…

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VIRTUAL: Stephen Haff / Kid Quixotes

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Stephen Haff for his new book, Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in the…

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Pico Iyer, Autumn Light

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 paperback. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Registration for this free Crowdcast event will begin soon. This is a free event. The books may be purchased below. You can make a donation…

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VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Bonnie Tsui & Jennifer Steinhauer

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery, in partnership with Zyzzyva, present Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a weekly salon, Tuesdays at 11am PST. Lockdown Literature is a group of authors with books published during the coronavirus pandemic who have banded together to support one another. This event features Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim) & Jennifer Steinhauer (The Firsts). You can find a full list of Lockown Lit authors here. Please save the date and join us! This event will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some…

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VIRTUAL: Jennifer Rosner with Kate Quinn / The Yellow Bird Sings

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Jennifer Rosner for her debut novel, The Yellow Bird Sings. She'll be in conversation with Kate Quinn (The Huntress). Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in the usual ways: > Buy the book and we’ll…

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Ainissa Ramirez

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another from The MIT Press ------------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations…

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Sam Lansky – Broken People

June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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"He fixes everything that's wrong with you in three days." This is what hooks Sam when he first overhears it at a fancy dinner party in the Hollywood hills: the story of a globe-trotting shaman who claims to perform "open-soul surgery" on emotionally damaged people. For neurotic, depressed Sam, new to Los Angeles after his life in New York imploded, the possibility of total transformation is utterly tantalizing. He's desperate for something to believe in, and the shaman—who promises ancient…

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