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 American Language Center Fez and the US Embassy Rabat.
Fill out the following form before midnight on January 28, 2020.
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.
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.
9:30 a.m. Opening speeches, introduction, and info session
10:00-1:00: First session
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 manuscriptthe 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' 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.