Upcoming Events 2017


March 2nd: Lit Chat with Catamaran contributor Chuck Rosenthal

First Friday at the Tannery Arts Center, 1050 River St., Studio 118, in downtown Santa Cruz

6:00 Reception, 6:30 - 7:00 Lit Chat, 7:00 - 8:00 book signing


Novelist Chuck Rosenthal will discuss his new book The Legend of La Diosa. 

"Chuck Rosenthal is one of the most original voices of our time. In his narratives, the demarcations between fact, fancy, dream and song are by turns obliterated and renegotiated. The Legend of La Diosa is an incredibly beautiful love story. It is also a wry sendup of the worst of American poetry, the wretched 'po biz.' An unabashed affirmation of romantic love, this book bites American Poetry on its fat ass." -Richard Katrovas

"The Legend of La Diosa is a masterpiece. No one inflects their prose with the wild and absurd beauty of existence better than Chuck Rosenthal." -Elizabeth McKenzie



February 10th: Santa Cruz Winter Issue Launch

526 Broadway, downtown Santa Cruz

 Reception at 5:30, Readings at 6:00

Featuring readings by new issue contributors: 

Karen Ackland, Tom Bentley, Dane Cervine, Andrew Fague, Caroline Goodwin, Paul Skenazy, Gary Young



February 6th: Literary dinner salon with Catamaran contributor Micah Perks

Gabriella Cafe, 910 Cedar St., downtown Santa Cruz

Dinner 6:00, discussion with the author at 7:00. Phone restaurant to reserve at 831 457-1677


Novelist Micah Perks will discuss her new book What Becomes Us

“Micah Perks’ book has everything a reader could hope for — her language is lively, her characters appealing. Set in a storied landscape, with themes of independence and community. Romance! History! Food! Plus a tale to tell and some surprising people to tell it. There is real magic here. Micah magic! Completely original, completely delightful.”

— Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


February 3rd: Lit Chat with Catamaran contributor Lisa Allen Ortiz

First Friday at the Tannery Arts Center

1050 River St.,Studio 118,in downtown Santa Cruz

6:00 Reception, 6:30 - 7:00 Lit Chat, 7:00 - 8:00 book signing


Poet Lisa Allen Ortiz will talk about her new collection, Guide to the Exhibit, which was inspired by a small natural history museum.

Winner of the 2016 Perugia Press Prize!

“These poems come to you urgent, rushing and controlled from a wide-open heart. A splendid debut.” — Thomas Lux

“In language that is spare, precise, and at times wonderfully, subtly strange, Ortiz works in the overlap between self and world, showing us that time does not honor human consciousness, nor even recognize it. Yet the world is all we have, and what we are is part of it. We are not its masters, and the attempt to hold onto things by saving, describing, and labeling them, is doomed. We’ll lose what we love. This hard-won understanding is the tough heart of this piercing, memorable book, which, like any memorial, is simultaneously a celebration of life and an elegy.” — Chase Twichell