Chaucer’s Choices

By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

The midtown independent bookstore has four book signing events on tap this week, including psychotherapist, mediator and author Dr. Jennifer Freed – the force behind Santa Barbara esteemed AHA! Program – whose new book Use Your Planets Wisely addresses the nexus between therapy and astrology in such questions as “Who am I, really? What did I come here to do? Who am I in a relationship?” (Thursday, February 20). Local author Emile Millar offers an afternoon of storytelling and music with his children’s adventure storybook Eagle vs. Bear: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Children’s Adventure, which is told through narration, illustration, and rock ‘n’ roll as each chapter comes with its own downloadable or streaming song as part of the trend-setting book that bridges the gap between print and digital content, from 2-4 pm on Sunday, February 23.

Also, horse photographer Deborah Kalas heads to Chaucer’s Books on Tuesday, February 25, to share her new work Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure, featuring photographs that once a season for several years captured the wild herds of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park up in North Dakota, one of the last remaining places where magnificent herds of wild horses still roam happy and free across the American landscape. Finally, local writer Sunreyes (aka Brian Downie) offers an evening of words and slam poetry from his book The Art of Life!, a coffee table-style art book that brings together the author’s drawings, photography, poetry and more (Wednesday, February 26). All events are at 7 pm except where noted. Chaucer’s is located at 3321 State Street in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center. Free admission. Call (805) 682-6787 or visit


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