Fez Creative Women’s Circle: Giving Value to our Work

Fez Creative Women’s Circle: Giving Value to our Work
Saturday, February 1 at 3:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Please join us if you have ANY creative pursuit or career which you feel you would like support and fellowship in. The creative process can be a lonely one, and we want to offer a space for you to share your work, find encouragement, and seek personal and professional growth.

For more info please contact Miriam: Miriam.hicklin@gmail.com

Photography Club: Fine Art Photography Workshop with Nicol Vizioli

Photography Club: Fine Art Photography Workshop with Nicol Vizioli
Sunday, February 2 at 3:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Nicol Vizioli is an Italian artist whose practice is mainly based on photography. Coming from a fine art background her work draws upon many different influences: the natural and animal world, mythology, literature and finally painting. Her photographic work is the convergence point, a visual realization of these imaginary worlds. With the same principles, Nicol is also exploring different media, and she is currently working on her second film project. After a degree in Cinema she moved to London, where she graduated from MA Photography at University of The Arts London, with first class honors in 2011.

Her work has been exhibited in several places and international art fairs such as Scope Basel, Miami, Somerset House, the Zabludowicz Collection, The XV Biennale de la Mediterranée, Milan, London and many others.

First regional Olive Writers Workshop in Fez!!

First regional Olive Writers Workshop in Fez!!

The Olive Writers and the American Language Center in Casablanca are very pleased to invite you to the first regional Olive Writers Workshop.

The workshop is organized in partnership with the American Language Center Fez and the US Embassy Rabat.

To apply:
Fill out the following form before the 28th of January (midnight).
https://forms.gle/kPPbLJQYxySDTeCi9

About the Workshop:

The Olive Writers’ Fez regional workshop is an intensive one-day creative writing seminar designed for young Moroccan writers.

Led by American writers Antony David and Lucas Peters, the workshop will focus on the development of style and the treatment of content.

Topics include: character development, setting, pacing, plot, dialogue, and conflict.

In a hands-on learning approach, students will be critiquing each other’s’ work, discussing areas of strength and making constructive suggestions about aspects of writing that could be improved upon, all in a supportive environment.

Date and Venue:
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the American Language Center in Fez, Room 1, 2 Rue Ahmed Hiba, Ville Nouvelle

Eligibility:
The workshop is open to Moroccan writers from the region of Fez-Meknes who are between the ages of 16-25.
The selected participants will be advanced users of English and should demonstrate a superior level of writing prose or poetry in English.
The selection of participants is based solely on their talent.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m. Opening speeches, introduction, and info session
10:00-1:00: First session
1:00-2:00: Lunch
2:00-4:30: Second session
4:30-4:45: Coffee break
4:50-5:00 Certificates and closing ceremony

Meals and workshop materials are provided free of charge to all selected participants.

About the instructors:

Anthony David attended Brandeis College, where he studied under German-Jewish scholar Frank Manual, a historian of utopianism. Later, he continued his studies with the philosopher Ernst Tugendtat at the Free University in West Berlin. While there, he wrote a book-length manuscript and co-founded the first English school in East Berlin. He earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago. David has written eight books, including a biography he co-authored with Palestinian leader Sari Nusseibeh, Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life, and An Improbable Friendship, which recounts the lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil. While living in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, David helped launch Bard-Al Quds University’s liberal arts college, where he taught Palestinian students creative writing, media studies, and humanities.

Lucas Peters is an award-winning writer, photographer, and Morocco expert. He holds an MA in English from Central Washington University and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard University. He is the author and principal photographer of Moon Travel Guides: Morocco, and hs work has appeared with magazines and websites around the world. He curates and edits the Journey Beyond Travel blog. Lucas has previously taught writing at Central Washington University, Al Akhawayn University, and Sorbonne University.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OliveWriters/

or mohammed@olivewriters.org

Please also see our blog:

http://www.olivewriters.org/…/first-regional-olive-writers-…

Lecture by Zora O’Neill, Author of “All Strangers Are Kin”

Lecture by Zora O’Neill, Author of “All Strangers Are Kin”
Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 PM in Room 30

Zora O’Neill will speak about her experiences traveling and studying Arabic in Egypt, the UAE, Lebanon and Morocco, and talk more generally on the benefits of learning new languages, whether to fluency or just a few words.

Ms. O’Neill is an American travel writer based in New York City. She is the author of the award-winning travel memoir “All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World,” and has written dozens of guidebooks, as well as articles for The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and other major publications.