• Jo-Anne Richards and Jo-Anne Hitchens running the Art of the Memoir workshops at the Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
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News and Events - Page 2

Stand by for our regular updates on the journey back of the Karoo Art Hotel

Announcing Art of the Memoir 2 8-10 July. The Writers Retreat 11-15 July.

Posted on Wed May 11, 2022.

Best selling writer and course leader Jo-Anne Richards talks about the success of Art of the Memoir 1 and the promise of Art of the Memoir 2.

Art of the Memoir 2.
8-10 July

The writers retreat.
11-15 July

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Announcing The Art of Sisterhood 17-19 June

Posted on Sun March 27, 2022.

Immerse yourself in a 3 day, 2 night stay in the beautifully restored Karoo Art Hotel for an Art of Sisterhood weekend designed by Elizabeth Beer.

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Reflections on the 1st Art of the Memoir workshop

Posted on Sat March 26, 2022.

The Art of the Memoir was the first of our 'Arts of' program. Eighteen aspirant memoir writers checked into the hotel for a workshop loaded with craft, technique, inspiration and participation conducted by award winning writers Jo-Anne Richards (Innocence of Roast Chicken) and Jo-Anne Hitchens (Death & the After Parties) of the top writing school All About Writing. The whole exercise received critical acclaim from all involved.

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Beryl Markham wrote the brief for the rooms

Posted by Rick on Tue March 8, 2022.

When we working on the vision for the creation of Melvill & Moon over 20 years ago there was description of the rooms of the Muthaiga Club in the Happy Valley/Kenya /1922 era in West with the Night that resonated with us

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Soon we'll be able to remove the banners and show the real thing

Posted on Sun January 23, 2022.

Inquisitive visitors to our 'vision under construction' have been greeted by pull up banners at the bases of the stairs and in various holes in the walls.

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The night everyone came to the party

Posted on Sun January 2, 2022.

New years eve happened on the street in the lee of the still closed hotel and Bistro Blues on the other side

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