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CANCELLED: Elizabeth Strout, Olive Again

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

EVENT CANCELLED: Due to concerns over possible disruptions to Elizabeth Strout’s travel schedule from the ongoing power outages and destructive wildfires, Ms. Strout’s team has decided to call off her entire California tour. This includes our event tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th at DNA’s Comedy Lab, with Elizabeth McKenzie.

All ticket holders will receive a FULL REFUND for tickets purchased to this event. Check your email for important details, special offers, and discounts related to this unfortunate cancellation. If your ticket was purchased by someone else on your behalf, please ask them to check their email and forward you our message. Please contact with any questions.


In Conversation with Elizabeth McKenzie

Offsite & Ticketed Event at DNA’s Comedy Lab
Cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz & KAZU 90.3

Join us for a very special evening when #1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout joins us to discuss her highly anticipated new novel, Olive, Again, in which she continues the life of her beloved character Olive Kitteridge. Strout will be in conversation with writer Elizabeth McKenzie at this ticketed event, cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and KAZU, which will take place at DNA’s Comedy Lab. 

This great night out, perfect for book groups and literature lovers, will also feature a book signing by Elizabeth Strout, raffle prizes and giveaways, plus refreshments (including wine and beer) available for purchase. Literary Soiree attendees will have a chance to win great prizes, including advanced reading copies of fall's buzz books, Elizabeth Strout's paperback books, tickets to Bookshop Santa Cruz's upcoming event with Erin Morgenstern of Night Circus fame, and more. Each attendee will leave with great book recommendations after they stop by curated book stations in the lobby hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz Book Group Ambassadors. Stations will feature selections including "The 5 Best Books My Book Club Have Ever Read" and "Surviving 2020: Books That Will Make You Believe in Humanity."

Tickets are $32 and include entry for one person to the soiree and one copy of Olive, Again.


Praise for Olive, Again:

“Beautifully written and alive with compassion….A thrilling book in every way.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“As direct, funny, sad, and human as its heroine, Strout’s welcome follow-up to Olive Kitteridge portrays the cantankerous retired math teacher in old age. Strout again demonstrates her gift for zeroing in on ordinary moments in the lives of ordinary people to highlight their extraordinary resilience.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review