Author Talk with Writers of ISLAND VISIONS
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Date & Time
Thu, Dec 17 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us on December 17 at 6 pm (Pacific Time) for a lively virtual discussion with Santa Barbara Locals Jacob Seigel Brielle and Isaac Seigel-Boettner who co-authored the newly released book ISLAND VISIONS.
For a direct link to the online event, click here: https://zoom.us/j/96842086263
For event information click on https://www.chaucersbooks.com/event/chaucers-virtudal-author-discussion-island-visions-authors-jacob-seigel-brielle-and-isaac
This book has great local significance, including a dedication to the late oceanographer Mike DeGruy. There are many known contributors to this project including Sylvia Earle.
Just off the California coast lies an island chain often shrouded in fog and mystery. It is home to tiny island foxes found nowhere else on the planet, gigantic blue whales with hearts the size of cars, and towering underwater forests of kelp with more tenants than a skyscraper. Add to that ancient redwood canoe builders, land-hungry Spanish explorers, curious scientists, and enterprising urchin divers in search of a new type of gold. Heck with dragons. Here there be wonder. Welcome to the Channel Islands.
Island Visions is a tome of knowledge and tales from these finned, flippered, and footed sages. Diverse voices from the past, present, and future bring to life the importance of this tiny island chain on both a local and global level. Home to humans for over 10,000 years, the Channel Islands now serve as a model for how we can protect and conserve the most vulnerable spaces on our planet. Throw on your flippers, turn the page, and dive in.
Jacob Seigel Brielle
Jacob didn’t have a TV growing up. He was obsessed with books, fueled at least in part by countless evenings spent sifting through stacks of books in the aisles of Chaucer’s until closing—a tradition his parents had hoodwinked he and his brother Isaac into seeing as their preferred form of weekend family entertainment. Stories on the page took Jacob to new worlds and helped him better understand his own. After college, he and Isaac co-founded Pedal Born Pictures—a creative agency dedicated to shedding light on stories hiding in plain sight. Jacob edited the stories within the pages of Island Visions , and wrote the musings that stitch them together.
Isaac could often be found doodling in the margins of his notebook during class. That didn’t mean he wasn’t listening. While at Santa Barbara Middle School, he took a “junk art” elective, learning how to not burn himself with hot glue while building the worlds that existed within his mind. Now he works as the creative director at Pedal Born Pictures, translating stories and ideas into whatever medium best helps bring them to life. Isaac created all of the illustrations in Island Visions, and fine-tuned the layout to make this multi-narrative collection sing.
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