Traveling (Abroad!) Like a Local:
A Conversation with Author Michelle Damiani
Friday, October 2nd
Have you ever dreamed of living abroad for a year or more? Do you love the idea of learning new languages, meeting new people and immersing yourself in a foreign culture until it becomes familiar? Do you wonder how to go about preparing for such an adventure? If so, please join Speak!’s Director Christina Ball and Michelle Damiani, author of Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center, for this very special evening devoted to the art of traveling slowly, with intention and presence. Michelle will read excepts from her book, which chronicles the (challenging, life-changing) year she and her family spent as residents of the Umbrian hilltown of Spello. An informal conversation between Michelle, Christina and YOU will follow the reading. The conversation will continue over wine and light antipasti during this toast to the wonders of travel.