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For travel essays, it’s all in the anecdotes and details

KENT — The secret to a great travel essay, or one of them anyway, is change. “There has to be some change or shift,” said Lavinia Spalding. 

“A lot of times, the best travel stories are when bad things happen,” she told a crowd at Kent Town Hall on Saturday, July 15. 

Spalding spoke along with fellow travel writer Marcia DeSanctis at an event sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library called “There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories.” 

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