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Find inspiration for life’s journey at Abbot Public Library

Posted by Christina Jedra  June 21, 2013 10:20 AM

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The following was submitted by Four Square Press: 

Traveling to far-flung places around the globe has offered enduring life lessons for photographer and author Meg Pier, who will share some of her insights at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, Mass., on July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

In a talk titled, “From Curacao to Estonia,” Pier will recount some of her adventures and epiphanies around the world.Theevent is free and open to the public, and will celebrate publication of her new book, Visions of Discovery.

With colorful, heartfelt anecdotes, Pier's talk will touch on universal aspects of the human condition in locales ranging from tropical jungles to mist-covered mountains.

Many of these locales are captured in Visions of Discovery, a collection of Pier’s photos paired with famous quotes and layered with her observations about how the experience of travel has changed her outlook.

“I used to see the journey as a means to an end. I asked, ‘are we there yet?’ until I was 50 years old,” Pier writes. “Now I see it as a state of being; a dimension, like time and space. To me, it means awareness that I may see things differently further down the road.” 

Places of Interest 

In addition to Curacao and Estonia—which was featured on NPR this week as the most digitally advanced country in the world, Visions of Discoveryoffers snapshots from Slovenia, Cyprus, Mexico, Colombia, Scotland, and Canada, and in the U.S., from Big Sur, New Orleans, Vermont and Maine. 

About the Author
Meg Pier departed a high-flying job in corporate P.R. several years ago to find herself in another jungle, literally and figuratively. Her new media platform now encompasses viewfromthepier.com, with blogs and interviews with philanthropic leaders including the head of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage division, the CEO of the U.N. Foundation, and the founder of the Global Heritage Fund; a new app for www.viewfromthepier.com in the Microsoft store, numerous articles for the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and the website of CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg; and a handful of previously self-published books. 

“My passion for travel keeps me focused on the here and now, a reminder that I may never pass this way again.” –Meg Pier

Visions of Discovery, published by Four Square Press, is available with free shipping from www.foursquarepress.com, and from booksellers including Spirit of ’76 in Marblehead and The Book Rack Bookstore of Newburyport, as well as select gift stores including Maison de Mer in Swampscott and Scribe Paper & Gift in Marblehead.

Please feel free to bring previously purchased books to the library for Pier to sign. She will also have signed copies available for sale at the event.

Bookstores and librarians may purchase Visions of Discovery through Ingram Content Group’s distribution channel, or through the Four Square Press website at wholesale and volume discount prices.

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