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Attention writers and artists! Our creative adventure into the Moroccan desert will take you deep into the heart of Moroccan culture and into the essence of your creativity. Start a new project, revitalise an old one or simply capture the journey in your chosen art form. Add on an optional extra 5 day residency at an artist villa in Sefrou near Fez. We begin our creative adventure with two days sightseeing in Marrakech, before crossing the High Atlas Mountains and heading for the desert. Our destination is an artist’s retreatin the Saharan village of Tissardine owned and run by Australian artist Karen Hadfield. Listen to an interview on ABC Radio with Karen here.‘Situated in an oasis, this tiny traditional Berber village comprising of 15 houses, is perched on the edge of one of the Sahara’s most extraordinary natural wonders, Erg Chebbi, a large dune stretching 22 kms long and 5 kms wide and peaking up to 150 metres high.Formed by wind blown sand, Erg Chebbi is celebrated for its unique golden-orange sand formations that start at the most northern tip of the Sahara and undulate across Morocco to Tomboctou.Located 30km from the more well-trodden towns ofErfoud and Rissani, Tissardmine is a place of tranquility, where the loudest sound you will hear is the birdsong’.After two days at our Tissardmine base we ride out on camels into the vast Erg Chebbi dune for our 6 day camel trek, sleeping in Berber tents, feasting on tagine delights, drumming with our Berber cameleers by night and working on our creative projects.We come back in to Tissardmine before driving across the Low Atlas Mountains for two days and nights in Fez, exploring its fascinating markets and medinas with an optional add on — a five day residency in the nearby town of Sefrou, staying in an artist villa and exploring the local culture.AccommodationIn Marrakech and Fez we will stay in traditionalRiads.On our Tissardmine retreat and trek we sleep in traditional Berber tents. In Sefrou we are accomodated in an artist villa.

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The WorkshopsDaily workshops begin in Marrakech and follow the cosmology of the eight pointed star, which is the base of Moroccan decorative arts, architecture and Islamic symbology. Each day as we travel the desert sands we will explore the mystical significance of the eight cardinal directions and the areas of writing or creative craft they relate to. Meditative techniques combined with image and sense explorations will take your creative explorations to new and unexpected places as the journey reveals the geographic treasures of the shifting Saharan landscape. With the Moroccan star as our map and guiding light, at the end our journey we arrive at the centre of the octagon, which in Sufi beliefs represents wholeness and perfection.  As we pack our bags for our return we can be sure the profound knowledge and newfound discoveries of our adventure will be useful in our creative projects for years to come.Our fourteen day creative adventure into the Moroccan desert will take you deep into the heart and essence of your writing or creative idea.  Start a new project, revitalise an old one or simply write the journey. All genres and levels of experience welcome.See here for more details     http://www.writersjourney.com.au/journeys/moroccan-caravan/

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