Creative Escapes Announces Creative Writing Retreat in Morocco

Creative Escapes Announces Creative Writing Retreat in Morocco

Boutique holiday company Creative Escapes launches the ultimate creative writing holiday in Marrakesh. This unique retreat combines expert tuition with luxury accommodation, top notch food and all the extras which you would expect from a Creative Escapes holiday.

Led by award-winning novelist Carol Birch, author of several novels and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011, and Angela Robertson of Canongate Books and Book Slam, London’s leading literary club night, the course covers both the craft and the business of writing.  Designed to benefit writers at any stage of development, from complete beginners to those with a finished manuscript, we will cover everything from getting started to how to submit to an agent, find the right publisher and ways to self-publish. 

 The course takes place at Tigmi, a luxury hideaway on the outskirts of Marrakesh, overlooking the Atlas mountains, with pool, spa, charming gardens and Moroccan-themed rooms.   By night the nearby market of Jemma El-Fina comes alive with the smell of food and the babble of snake charmers and storytellers.  A magical place and a real treat for the senses, Marrakesh is the perfect place for aspiring writers to ignite their creativity.

 Our 5-day Moroccan Writing retreat, including all accommodation, most meals, all tours, transfers and tuition is £900. 

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For further information please contact Tel:  07590831745

Creative Escapes are a passionate bunch of people who love new adventures, great food, cool hotels and holidays to remember.  From photography to writing retreats, we specialise in small tailor-made trips in under-the-radar locations and with beautiful hotels and unforgettable nights out.   Voted Best Hands on Holiday by The Independent in 2010, one of The Guardian’s top ten holidays in photography and writing in 2011, and Sunday Telegraph’s best photo holidays, we are consistently in the top creative breaks.


Carol Birch is the author of 10 novels, the latest of which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.   Carol was also shortlisted for Waterstones Author of the Year at the National Book Awards.  She has also won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the David Higham Award for Best First Novel.  Angela Robertson is Publicity Director at Canongate Books.   With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Angela has worked with a wide range of authors including Phillip Pullman, Nick Cave and Michel Faber.  She also runs Book Slam, London’s biggest literary club