Tony Park and Jo-Anne Richards in conversation to discuss creating a sense of place in your writing – in the spectacular setting of the rooftop bar at 528 Victoria Falls

Here is the replay:

Jo-Anne Richards has published five novels:  and . Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken was recently rereleased as part of the prestigious Picador Africa Classics collection. When it first appeared, in 1996, it was nominated for the Impac International Dublin Literary Award and chosen as an “outstanding debut novel” by a British book chain.

Tony Park is the author of 19 novels set in Africa and six non fiction biographies. He spends half his life in Africa, where he researches and writes his books, and the rest of the year in Sydney.

Tony’s written at least one novel a year since Far Horizon was published in 2004 and Blood Trail in 2021.

Tony recently invested in a safari lodge in Zimbabwe, Nantwich Lodge.

A little envious of the writers on the safari retreat?

Why not join us on one of our upcoming retreats in the Karoo or Venice?

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Writing in the Karoo

8 to 15 July

Escape your day to day demands to focus on your creativity at the quintessential Karoo country hotel. We’ve designed two exciting writing programmes: The Art of Memoir weekend, from 8 to 10 July where we’ll show you how to plan, structure and write your memoir.

And a follow-on Art of Writing retreat (10 to 15 July) is open not only to participants of the memoir weekend, but also so to all writers whether you are writing memoir, crime, short stories, literary fiction … Whatever you need, we can help.

Join us for creative writing in the historic heart of Venice

Venice Writing Retreat

11 – 26 October

Whether you are writing fiction or creative non-fiction, or for film and television, the Venice Writing Retreat will give you something infinitely precious: time out of your busy daily life and responsibilities, and the space to work on your own writing in an inspiring environment, with individual mentoring.

You’ll be following in the footsteps of writers as diverse as Casanova, Voltaire and Byron, Hemingway, Daphne Du Maurier, Donna Leon and Ian McEwan.

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