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Fall 2019 Offsite Events

RANDALL MUNROE, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
In conversation with Cory Doctorow

Cosponsored by KAZU 90.3 & Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, AT 7:00

At Santa Cruz Bible Church
A former NASA roboticist, Randall Munroe (What If?, Thing Explainer) is the creator and brilliant mind behind the wildly popular xkcd, a stick-figure webcomic read by millions of fans each week about science, technology, and the absurdities of the modern world. More about this event.

SAMANTHA POWER, The Education of an Idealist
Cosponsored by the Politics Department at UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Indivisible, KAZU 90.3 & Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, AT 7:00

At Peace United Church
Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss her new book, The Education of an Idealist. More about this event.

COLSON WHITEHEAD, The Nickel Boys
Cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz & KAZU 90.3
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, AT 7:00

At Peace United Church
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Colson Whitehead will read and sign copies of The Nickel Boys, his highly anticipated followup and companion to The Underground Railroad. More about this event.

MALCOLM GLADWELL, Talking to Strangers
Presented by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, AT 7:00

At the San Mateo Performing Arts Center
The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, is delighted to present an evening with Malcolm Gladwell for the hardcover tour of Talking to Strangers. More about this event.

JACQUELINE WOODSON, Red at the Bone
Cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, KAZU 90.3 & Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, AT 7:00
At Peace United Church
Acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson comes to Peace United Church for a book talk and signing celebrating her new adult novel, Red at the Bone. More about this event.

DEEPAK CHOPRA, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential
Cosponsored by The Good Times
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, AT 7:00

At the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? In his latest book, Deepak Chopra says that higher consciousness is available here and now. More about this event.

SOLD OUT! DAV PILKEY, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
Cosponsored by Allterra Solar & Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, AT 6:00

At the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Worldwide bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey joins us on his Do Good Tour for a super fun celebration of his new book, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls. More about this event.

CANCELED A Literary Soirée with ELIZABETH STROUT
Cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz & KAZU 90.3
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, AT 7:00

At DNA's Comedy Lab
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout will be in conversation with Santa Cruz's own Elizabeth McKenzie to discuss Strout's highly anticipated new novel, Olive, Again, in which she continues the life of her beloved character Olive Kitteridge. This great night out, perfect for book groups and literature lovers, will also feature a book signing, raffle prizes and giveaways, plus curated book stations hosted by our book group ambassadors. More about this event.

TICKETED BOOK SIGNING: JERRY RICE, America's Game
Cosponsored by Santa Cruz Pop Warner Football and Cheer
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, AT 7:00
At Bookshop Santa Cruz
NFL legend Jerry Rice comes to Bookshop Santa Cruz for a ticketed book signing (no talk) for his new book celebrating the NFL's centennial, America's Game: The NFL at 100. More about this event.

SEAN BROCK, South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations
In conversation with Tanya Holland

Cosponsored by the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, AT 7:00

At the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn
Award-winning chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author Sean Brock will be in conversation with Oakland chef and cookbook author Tanya Holland, for his new cookbook South, followed by a book signing. More about this event.

ERIN MORGENSTERN, The Starless Sea
A Literary Masquerade
Cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, AT 7:00

At DNA's Comedy Lab
You are cordially invited to Bookshop Santa Cruz's first-ever Literary Masquerade, celebrating the release of Erin Morgenstern's highly anticipated new novel, The Starless Sea. This special event will be Morgenstern's only Bay Area appearance. More about this event.

SOLD OUT! FLEA, Acid for the Children
Cosponsored by Streetlight Records
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, AT 7:00

At the Rio Theatre
Flea, iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will celebrate the release of his memoir, Acid for the Children, with a book discussion, Q&A, and photo opportunity with attendees. More about this event.

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