|A Deep Travel Workshop with Erin Byrne and New York storyteller Doug Cordell (seated right)|
Deep Travel is a unique venture, combining writing, storytelling workshops and travel in Morocco. This week they were based in Moulay Idriss Zerhoune, where they held a special evening hosted by Mike Richardson (Cafe Clock - Marrakech and Fez). Not only was the evening a sensational success, but the storytellers raised a generous donation for the Medina Children's Library in Fez
While Mike Richardson and his Scorpion House team put the final touches to the feast, the workshop storytellers gathered around a fire on the balcony to savour the poems of poet and artist Anna Elkins.
|Anna Elkins poems as delicate as her paintings|
Anna Elkins, one of the workshop leaders, is the author of the illustrated vignette The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The Honeylicker Angel and a collection of poetry, The Space Between.
Following the poetry reading and a display of Omar Chennafi's fine photographs, the storytelling took a backseat as Mike and his team worked his famous culinary magic.
|Mike, Hamza and Rachida provided fabulous food and hospitality|
|Tour organiser, Christina Ammon was in fine form|
|Workshop tutor, Erin Byrne receives a birthday surprise|
|Novelist and storyteller, Sandy McCutcheon, wrapped up the night|
Top photo: Omar Chennafi. All other photographs: Suzanna Clarke
Donations to the Medina Children's Library are welcome! Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org