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Winter 2023 Launch
Please join us for the exhibition opening of The Catalyst‘s Winter 2023 issue! In collaboration with UCSB Reads, selected pieces from the issue have been printed on canvas and will be hung on the walls of the UCSB Library throughout spring quarter.
The exhibition will revolve around UCSB Reads’s 2023 book selection, Happy City by Charles Montgomery. Our exhibits, in turn, will revolve around community, connection, and compassion.
The launch event will feature spoken word performances from the writers, light refreshments, and free copies of the magazine. You can find us at the UCSB Library’s Instruction & Training Room 1312 (First Floor, Mountain Side) on Thursday, April 6, from 5 to 6 p.m.