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January 2019

Ken Weisner, Cricket to Star

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Join us as we welcome Ken Weisner for a reading, discussion and signing of Cricket to Star (available beginning January 27th at Bookshop Santa Cruz), his third collection of poetry and his first since 2010, eases in with nature poems that meditate on solitude, the wilderness within, and childhood—then steps down into the manuscript's underworld...mourning the rupture of a marriage. Section three meditates on "remaking" the psyche, and moves into elegy, meditations, and the tonal refuge of irony; section four…

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Phren-Z Live Reading featuring Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Join Santa Cruz’s online literary magazine phren-Z, which will host local writers from our very own Bookshop Santa Cruz staff as they read their new and recent work, featured in phren-Z’s upcoming issue. phren-Z is a publication of Santa Cruz Writes, a grass roots organization dedicated to promoting the local literary community. Santa Cruz Writes is a sponsored project of the William James Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. See the full listing here: http://ow.ly/RbaS30njpKc

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February 2019

Santa Cruz County Poetry Out Loud competitions

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered statewide by the California Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Participants master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. This event will showcase our Santa Cruz County high school student finalists in their final competition before going on to the state level! Participating High Schools include: Watsonville High School Pajaro Valley High…

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Author Event: Pam Houston, Deep Creek

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome award-winning author Pam L. Houston (Cowboys Are My Weakness) for a reading and signing of her new memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country, which tells the remarkable story of “that girl who dared herself to buy a ranch, dared herself to dig in and care for it, to work hard enough to pay for it, to figure out what other people meant when they used the world ‘home.”’ At 31…

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Author Event: Ocean Robbins, 31-Day Food Revolution

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop welcomes Ocean Robbins for a discussion and signing of his new book, 31-Day Food Revolution, a guide to liberation from a toxic food world. 31-Day Food Revolution is a 4-part plan for helping people to contribute to more healthy, sustainable, humane, and delicious food for all. Part one, Detoxify, focuses on getting rid of unhealthy foods. Part two, Nourish, focuses on reaping the benefits of outstanding nutrition. Part three, Gather, focuses on building a healthy food community. And part…

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Author Event: Tara Conklin, The Last Romantics

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The New York Times bestselling author of The House Girl explores the lives of four siblings in this ambitious and absorbing novel in the vein of Commonwealth and The Interestings. “Tara Conklin is a generous writer who deftly brings us into the world of this fictional family, an engrossing and vivid place where I was happy to stay. The Last Romantics is a richly observed novel, both ambitious and welcoming.” —Meg Wolitzer "The greatest works of poetry, what makes each…

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Author Event: Marlon James, Black Leopard, Red Wolf

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome award-winning author Marlon James, Novelist for a reading and signing of his highly-anticipated novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which is already being touted as a book that "will come to be seen as a classic of our times." (NPR) "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." —Neil Gaiman The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. In the…

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The Book of Help

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Please join us for an author reading and signing for the "oh-so-buzzed-about" The Book of Help by Megan Griswold. Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture––at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he’s landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates,…

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Author Event: Andrea Nguyen, Vietnamese Food Any Day

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop is thrilled to welcome back award-winning culinary writer Andrea Nguyen for a discussion and signing of her new book, Vietnamese Food Any Day. Delicious, fresh Vietnamese food is achievable any night of the week with this cookbook's 80 accessible, easy recipes. Recipe samplings will be served at this FREE event. Drawing on decades of experience, as well as the cooking hacks her mom adopted after fleeing from Vietnam to America, award-winning author Andrea Nguyen shows you how to use…

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Unexpected Connections: Black Panther & Poetic Gifts

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States + Google Map

Find the link between two completely different speakers at this wildly entertaining series with friends, fun, and surprising connections. Two speakers will give quick, witty talks on their seemingly unrelated subjects — then it is up to you to find what connects them. Compete with other groups to come up with the best connection. A space where communities come together and anything goes. This event is FREE and for 18+ audiences. Abbott Square Market will be open, please feel free…

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March 2019

Author Event: Peter H. Reynolds, Say Something

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something!If you see an injustice... say something! In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices. Perfect for kid activists everywhere, this timely story reminds readers of the undeniable importance and power of…

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Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Prose and Poetry

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad is a winding street about one thousand feet long, noted for its many bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famous classical Arab poet Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi (915–965 bce), it has been a thriving center of Baghdad’s bookselling and publishing for many years. On March 5, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on it, perhaps to intimidate intellectuals. More than thirty people were killed, and more than one hundred were wounded—booksellers, book buyers, and devotees…

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Author Event: Guy Kawasaki, Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Mark your calendar: Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life, and the lessons we can draw from them, in his new book, Wise Guy. See more details here: https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/guykawasaki Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling…

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Borderbus: Community Conversation

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Join U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Santa Cruz book artist Felicia Rice in an open conversation about the roles poetry and art can play when discussing important issues such as immigration, belonging, and home. Learn more about Borderbus and the speakers: https://santacruzmah.org/events/borderbus/2019/03/06 Herrera and Rice will be joined in this community conversation by local advocates working on social justice and immigration issues, including local filmmaker Brenda Avila-Hanna. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative…

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Author Event: Dana Frank, The Long Honduran Night

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Professor Dana Frank to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Long Honduran Night—a story of resistance, repression, and U.S. policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup. More event details here: http://ow.ly/NWAg30nu5Ox This powerful narrative recounts the dramatic years in Honduras following the June 2009 military coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya, told in part through first-person experiences, layered into deeper political analysis. It weaves together two broad pictures: first,…

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Author Event: Carolyn Burke, Foursome

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes author Carolyn Burke for a discussion and signing of her new book, Foursome, a captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Join us for this FREE event: https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/carolynburke New York, 1921: Alfred Stieglitz, the most influential figure in…

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Author Event: Lloyd Kahn, Driftwood Shacks

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes green architecture and tiny homes expert Lloyd Kahn (Shelter, Tiny Homes) back to Bookshop for a presentation of Driftwood Shacks. "I started building almost 50 years ago, and have lived in a self-built home ever since. If I'd been able to buy a wonderful old good-feeling house, I might have never started building. But it was always cheaper to build than to buy, and by building myself, I could design what I wanted and use materials…

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Author Event: Becky Lomax, Moon USA National Parks

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present Becky Lomax for a book discussion and signing of Moon USA National Parks. They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by…

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