Adventure on the High Seas with Author Will Sofrin

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In A Long Petal of the Sea, Roser and Victor escape exile after the Spanish Civil War to build a new life in Chile on a ship chartered by Pablo Neruda. As part of SB Reads, Join SBPL and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum for this special event with author WIll Sofrin, who will share his story of sailing a replica eighteenth-century warship across two oceans with an immersive, multimedia presentation.

About Will Sofrin

Will Sofrin is a master shipwright who has taught at MIT and has built boats for Billy Joel and Estée Lauder. As a former professional sailor and licensed captain, he has tracked more than 30,000 blue-water miles. Today, he is a freelance writer for numerous maritime periodicals such as: Classic Boat Magazine, Cruising World, Latitude 38, Ocean Navigator, Pacific Yachting, Points East Magazine, Sea History Journal, Soundings, and WoodenBoat.

Santa Barbara Reads is funded through the annual support of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. To learn more about the foundation and how to support SB Reads 2023, visit their website.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.