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Michele Bigley
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World traveler, author, consultant, public speaker
World traveler, author, consultant, public speaker

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The Art of Writing About Place: A Travel Writing Workshop

Sunday June 22, 2014
1pm-5pm
Land of the Medicine Buddha. Soquel. California. USA.
$75

Please join me for a half day writing retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The aim of the workshop is to graduate from the What I Did Last Summer travelogue and produce an essay that inspires. 

Writers will create travel narratives that blend place, self and plain old good writing, all generated from writing prompts, editing assistance, and guided hikes through the inspiring redwoods that surrounding the Land of the Medicine Buddha retreat center. 

Accommodations can be arranged. 

Workshop facilitator Michele Bigley is the author of over two-dozen guidebooks, including Backroads and Byways of Northern California, Fodor’s California and Fodor’s Hawaii. She contributes to the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Boston Globe and many more. She teaches writing at Foothill College and University of San Francisco. Visit her website www.michelebigley.com

To register, contact Michele Bigley at 415-505-2641,
 Or email her at Michele@michelebigley.com

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That’s when I realize that having all the money in the world to spend at a fancy hotel isn’t the goal, at least for me. A bed is a bed. A roof–as long as it doesn’t leak–is a roof. And though a hotel in Beverly Hills is not the same as a hotel in Des Moines, a hotel in Beverly Hills is a mere gateway into another world, one that the 99% might never see, but should. Because a night in what some consider heaven has the power to remind us all that it’s better to strive for contentedness than reaching for the unattainable.

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