On Writing

At Cafe Tissardmine we offer creative writing courses lead by published authors. Next courses will be February and March 2024

For details on writing courses with Linda Cracknell, click here

For detials on writing courses with Jan Cornall click here


evening dinner


what others have said about their time here…

In response to the accommodation: I loved sleeping in the tents they were extremely comfortable and warm at night and made an intimate and friendly shared space. Definitely need a good torch! The food was justgorgeous. Overall 10/10.”

In response to the retreat: I liked the structured workshops with a variety of exercises and some free writing as well. They were very helpful and constructive for my own writing. The tutor was wonderful serious about writing process, willing to share her ideas and humorous and sympathetic. I learned a lot. Rosemary, UK

“A place to dream in, be in, learn about and to evolve your new dreams. Erg Chebbi at sunset is a gift to the mind and spirit. ”

“I loved all of the workshop activities. They all help and Jan is an excellent and innovative tutor. It has been extremely helpful for me in terms of getting the hang of this strange beast I’m working on. I’d love to be in the position of starting a new work.”Verity, Australia

“Writing exercises pushed me into terrain I was unfamiliar with therefore taught me valuable lessons in crafting and organising my material. Group mentoring also worked well for me with feedback and support.

The most luxurious camping trip I’ve ever been lucky enough to experience. The 2 nights in the dunes of Erg Chebbi are indelibly etched in my mind & my heart Salaam Aleykum!”Meme, Australia