Bookshop Presents: Read & Rights - A Literary Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Please be advised: no web orders placed after 3 pm on Sunday, August 27th will be processed for attendance at the fundraiser. While we are happy to take your donation to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte online, if you plan to attend the event, and would like access to Literary Refreshment Lounge, please plan on placing your online order BEFORE 3pm, or else making your donation in person at the event. Thank you so much for your support of Planned Parenthood!
This free-to-attend special event at Bookshop Santa Cruz will feature:
- a Silent Auction for exclusive Bookshop Santa Cruz experiences and opportunities
- a performance from The Handmaid's Tale by Jewel Theatre Company
- a vintage feminist literature collection
- write your representatives on health care issues with Santa Cruz Indivisible
- make summertime "pussy visors" donated by The Hat Company
- share your Planned Parenthood Story
- write a personal thank you to Planned Parenthood's hardworking staff
Ticketed portion: Make a donation (below, here, or at the event) to our local Planned Parenthood and gain exclusive access to our Literary Refreshment Lounge with your donation ticket. Four author-bartenders—Jonathan Franzen, Laurie R. King, Karen Joy Fowler, and Elizabeth McKenzie—will be serving up the beverages!
Each ticket can be exchanged at the event for a wristband which will grant you in-and-out access and one drink in the Literary Lounge. Additional beverages may be purchased with an additional $5 donation to benefit Planned Parenthood. Light snacks will be provided. If you would like to secure access for multiple people, please make a donation for each person at a $15 minimum.
100% of all donations benefit Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz and Watsonville. In order to make this event economically accessible to as many people as possible, tickets are available on a $15–$50 sliding scale. Please note: All are welcome to attend this event—only the Literary Refreshment Lounge requires a ticket.
Donate now and George Ow and Gail Michealis-Ow will generously match donations up to $10,000. Thank you so much to our institutional and business partners and co-sponsors, listed below.
Let's make a difference for health access in our community. Support Planned Parenthood!