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August 2019

Téa Obreht, Inland

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop is delighted to welcome Téa Obreht, National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife, back to the store for a reading and signing of her new novel, INLAND—an epic journey across an unforgettable landscape, a stunning tale of perseverance and family, and a love letter to the complicated and glorious American West. This event is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is…

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Catamaran Literary Reader, Fall 2019 Issue Launch

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Contributors to the Fall 2019 Issue of Catamaran Literary Reader will join us for a live reading in celebration of the issue launch. Readers featured at this issue launch event will be announced at a later date. Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California. Their mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing they can find in a narrative, together with fine art. The magazine…

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September 2019

Poetry in Parks 2019

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ayala Cove, Angel Island CA United States + Google Map
Angel Island by Evan Karp

The 5th Annual Poetry in Parks / Ayala Cove on Angel Island Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 11a – 4pm Youth readings A literary mixtape curated by Katie Tandy and July Westhale Neighborhood Heroes curated by Kearny Street Workshop Music + Dance curated by Kearny Street Workshop Live painting by ArtSpan Beer courtesy Lagunitas RSVP / SUBMIT About Quiet Lightning Now in its 10th year, Quiet Lightning is a San Francisco-based literary nonprofit with the mission to foster community based on literary expression and to provide a safe and supportive arena for said expression.…

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Olivia Gatwood, Life of the Party: Poems

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop welcomes Olivia Gatwood for a reading and signing of her new poetry collection, Life of the Party. A thrilling new voice in contemporary feminist poetry weaves together her own coming of age with an investigation into our culture's romanticization of violence against women. In precise, searing language—at times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant—she explores the boundary between what is real and what is imagined in a life saturated with fear. "Gatwood writes about the women who were forgotten…

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