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Michele & Lore

Eat, Pray, Write

St. Petersburg, FL

(727) 565-5936


Meet Your Hosts & Writing Sisters

Michele True

A published poet, Michele is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.A. in creative writing and focus on Italian. She is now writing her first historical fiction novel and translating a book of poetry from Italian to English.

While Lore is the principal writing and creativity teacher, Michele, plays the key role of hostess and tour guide. As an experienced editor, Michele retired from a career with the Billboard Magazine Group to write.

Her passionate and intimate knowledge of Italy is infectious. She speaks Italian and French. Friends describe her as “fearless, vivacious, and a word-geek.” Most of all, it’s Michele’s heart connection to her ancestral home that makes this retreat truly…unique.  

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Lore (like "story") Raymond

Amazon #1 Bestselling Co-author - Speaker - Writing & Creativity Catalyst

A Peruvian shaman bestowed a sacred condor feather and the title of "chacaruna"--a bridge keeper--while co-leading a trip together. He challenged Lore to help people express their authentic power and messages. That’s been her passion for decades.

Lore’s first book, Writing Medicine: The Must-Have Guide for Your Hero's Journey to Inner Healing, arrives this Fall. The topic was chosen from 1,700 proposals for a featured panel discussion with Lore as moderator and presenter at North America’s largest literary event—the Annual Conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Portland, Oregon, this spring.

For 13 years, Lore's provided a dynamic writing and healing community with her monthly Women's Divine Dialogue Writing Circle—the place where she and Michele first intersected. Students and clients describe Lore as “wise, charismatic, and generous.”

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Facebook: Lore Raymond, Author I Speaker I Writing & Creatiivty Coach; Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond and; a free group for women, Writer's VisionQuest