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March 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

TICKETED VIRTUAL EVENT: Bestselling author and illustrator Mari Andrew will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and producer Noor Tagouri about Andrew’s new book, My Inner Sky, a collection of essays and illustrations, divided into phases of the sky—twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn—that serves as a loyal companion for life’s curveballs.


A whole, beautiful life is only made possible by the wide spectrum of feelings that exist between joy and sorrow. In this insightful and warm book, writer and illustrator Mari Andrew explores all the emotions that make up a life, in the process offering insights about trauma and healing, the meaning of home and the challenges of loneliness, finding love in the most unexpected of places—from birds nesting on a sculpture to a ride on the subway—and a resounding case for why sometimes you have to put yourself in the path of magic.

My Inner Sky empowers us to transform everything that’s happened to us into something meaningful, reassurance that even in our darkest times, there’s light and beauty to be found.

Please note: Mari will be providing an exclusive print for each of her events! One lucky winner will be drawn from our pool of ticketholders to win the giveaway of this original print. Each ticket purchased will enter you to win.

MARI ANDREW is a writer, artist, and speaker based in New York City. She is the author of Am I There Yet? and posts her writing and illustrations on Instagram at @bymariandrew.

NOOR TAGOURI is an award-winning journalist and producer blazing a trail across mainstream media. At 27, she’s built an aware and engaged community of over two million social media followers while garnering international praise as one of new media’s most influential voices. Noor’s innovative storytelling spans across media, emphasizing subcultures and marginalized communities in the U.S. Her documentary and subsequent podcast series, Sold in America: Inside Our Nation’s Sex Trade received a 2019 Gracies Award for Best Investigative Series. Noor is a touring speaker of 10+ years focused on identity, representation in media, and breaking barriers through storytelling. In 2019 Noor announced her consulting and production company, At Your Service. AYS works with partners to tell representative stories as a form of service. With a finger on the pulse of people’s concerns, Noor’s storytelling is recognized for her innovative approach to fostering relationships across lines of difference.


March 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Bookshop Santa Cruz
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