Margaret Atwood at UC Santa Cruz

Margaret Atwood

Join us as we welcome Margaret Atwood to UC Santa Cruz on April 5, 2020 where she’ll be in conversation with author Kate Schatz (Stevenson ‘03, Creative Writing), the New York Times-bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z.

Atwood’s other novels include the Giller and Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, as well as Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, and Booker winner The Blind Assassin.

We’ll connect Atwood’s talk to the new Deep Read community on campus and off with weeks of digital programming preceding her visit, along with a new course focusing on her work, salons in LA and NYC, and a salon featuring three UC Santa Cruz scholars discussing the novel through the lens of feminist studies, engineering, and anthropology.


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*Due to ongoing COVID-19 public health measures, this event will no longer be held on April 5. Please check back for updates.

Complimentary parking for the lecture will be available at the East Remote Lot (campus parking map here), a 20 minute walk away from the Quarry Amphitheater. Additional complimentary parking will be available at the Core West Parking Structure. Loop busses will also be available to shuttle folks to the Bay Tree Bookstore stop from both locations. If you require ADA parking accommodation, please reach out to Special Events at or 831.459.5003