Start: 6:15 pm
End: 8:15 pm
Are you a writer in search of a writing group? Village Books is hosting a non-fiction writing group on the mezzanine level of Village Books, near the poetry section. Previously held on the second Tuesday of the month, this group is now meeting twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6:15-8:15pm. Come meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. This group is open to newcomers and drop-ins and will regularly meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Start: 7:00 pm
Join Josie Iselin as she shows slides and talks about her photo books, Sea Glass Hearts & Heart Stones, and also previews the spectacular imagery from her current project titled: An Ocean Garden: The Hidden Romance of Seaweed. She will be joined by Deacon Ritterbush, aka Dr. Beachcomb, who will present "Connecting to Nature Through Beachcombing." Josie & Deacon invite participants to bring their own beachcomb finds to the event to share. Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of seven books, with a new project about seaweed in development at her San Francisco studio. Her books focus on those forms in nature we find at hand and in particular, at the beach. Her mission is to produce enticing, original and well-designed books that combine art and science, leaving the reader with new information about, and an appreciation for, the world around them. For almost twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer exclusively for generating imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries in California and Maine. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery. Deacon Ritterbush will discuss the relationship of beachcombing to "willing stewardship" and how it can serve as a portal into shoreline conservation, science and history. Ritterbush will share information on fascinating beach treasures, offer tips to make family beachcombing expeditions more fruitful, and discuss shorelines that "have stories to tell" from the Caribbean and Bay of Fundy to the Big Island. Her book A Beachcomber's Odyssey, Vol. 1: Treasures from a Collected Past will be available for signing. About Josie Iselin: Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of six books celebrating forms in nature, and in particular, what we find at the beach. Her books include Beach Stones, Seashells, Heart Stones, Sea Glass Hearts and Beach: A Book Of Treasure. She is currently working on a book about seaweed titled: An Ocean Garden: The Hidden Romance of Seaweed. It is forthcoming in 2014 by Abrams. About Deacon Ritterbush Dr. S. Deacon Ritterbush is president of the Beachcomb Alliance International and founder and chair of the annual International Beachcoming Conference. She lectures widely on topics ranging from beach tracking, sea glass and pottery sources, and shipwreck treasure, to shoreline and ocean conservation issues and the "plastics problem." She is the author of the award-winning book, A Beachcomber's Odyssey, Vol. 1: Treasures from a Collected Past, which received the gold medal for 2009 "Books for Better Living."