Lisa Clifford, one of the leaders of "The Art of Writing Fez" - a retreat to be held in November, has arrived in Fez ahead of the event in order to familiarise herself with the Fez Medina. Her response after a week of exploration? "Breathtakingly astonishing... gobsmacking in its uniqueness. I have never been to such an amazing place in my life."
|Lisa Clifford exploring Fez|
Clifford is thrilled with Fez because it is just what is needed to stimulate the writers in the retreat.
The writing retreat will focus on character, structure, unleashing your creativity and an opportunity to learn the tips and tricks of travel writing. It explores writing from a sense of place – how to immerse your readers in your chosen location through the use of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch – all senses heightened by the evocative surrounds of Fez. It will be held in the former Pasha's summer palace, Jardin des Biehn.
|One of the luxury rooms at Jardin des Biehn.|
Following a career in radio, television and print journalism in Australia and America, Lisa Clifford moved to Italy and wrote The Promise – an Italian Romance and Death in the Mountains published by Pan Macmillan. She is the author of Walking Sydney and her latest book, Naples – A Way of Love, was published in October 2013 by Penguin. Lisa contributes opinion pieces, guides and lifestyle articles on Italy to The Australian, The Australian Financial review, Gourmet Traveler and a range of other magazines and newspapers.
|Lisa at work in the office at The View from Fez|
Other writers leading the retreat include photographer and author Suzanna Clarke and thriller writer Sandy McCutcheon.
For more information click here: The Art of Writing Fez