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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum & Aquarium 2024 Season Lecture Series

Shelby Van Pelt, Author

Remarkably Bright Creatures: Animals, Humans, and Stories

Shelby Van Pelt’s 2022 novel Remarkably Bright Creatures is a powerful story about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a Giant Pacific Octopus residing at a local aquarium. It earned critical and popular acclaim, becoming a New York Times Bestseller, IndieNext List selection, and Jenna’s Book Club Pick.

In this talk, Ms. Van Pelt discusses her book and how connections between humans and animals can be revelatory, help humans connect to each other, and inspire.

A book signing is included in the evening’s program.

Shelby Van Pelt is originally from the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. Remarkably Bright Creatures is her debut novel.

Registration is required; includes choice of wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverage, and light snack.

Purchase Deadline: 
Monday, 2/19/2024 12:00 PM


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Date: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Location: 2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States

Admission: Cost: $15 or $10 for Museum Members (memberships to be confirmed upon registration)