Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Writing Retreat in Moroccan Desert

Back in September 2012, The View from Fez ran a story about an unusual writers' retreat to be held in the Moroccan desert. (see story here) The retreat, run by Jan Cornall, is now underway

Writer and performer Jan Cornall mentors writers and teaches writing at Australian universities and community colleges. She also leads writing retreats and workshops in inspiring international locations - Bali, Fiji, Cambodia, Burma, and Laos. Each year a number of her students go on to publish with major publishing houses. As Jan explained to The View from Fez, her trip, which started a few days ago began in the streets of Fez before heading into the Moroccan desert.

The Australian writers pose in Riad R'cif before heading for the desert

The retreat takes place at Cafe Tissardmine, established by Australian artist Karen Hadfield. Cafe Tissardmine is fast becoming a hub for writers, painters, photographers, even scientists wishing to study desert flora and fauna

Writing The Journey - Morrocan Caravan, Jan 10 - 22, 2013.


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