Category: Morocco

99 year old David Rockefeller holidays in Fez, Morocco

David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller

At 99 years old, David Rockefeller, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation, and the founder of Americas Society, of which Interlitq is a collaborating institution, chooses Fez in Morocco for a short holiday:
L’homme d’affaires américain David Rockefeller a choisi la capitale spirituelle du Maroc, Fès, pour quelques jours de vacances.
Âgé de 99 ans, le magnat du pétrole et des banques était à Fès le week-end dernier où il a passé trois jours au Palais Faraj réservé pour l’occasion pour toute sa famille et ses accompagnateurs, rapporte le journal l’Economiste.
L’homme en a profité pour se promener avec ses proches et presque incognito dans la médina.
Le Palais Faraj est un lieu très prisé des personnalités. Usher, Bono, le leader du groupe U2, mais aussi le président gabonais Ali Bongo y ont leurs habitudes !

In Marrakesh, Angela Robertson finds Jill Dawson “nurturing”

Dr Jill Dawson
Dr Jill Dawson

With regard to Dr. Jill DawsonAdvisory Consultant for Interlitq, and a contributor to Issue 3 of Interlitq, Angela Robertson, the organizer of Start your Novel for Creative Escapes, writes of the week in September 2013 that Jill spent teaching in Marrakesh:

“I have to say I was very impressed by how much you packed in and made people work during the lessons, while at the same time allowing them to have lots of time to write. You are also an excellent mentor and really made me think about how important that is to the course. You made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable enough to share their work, and very much inspired to continue. You are the perfect tutor for this kind of retreat – professional, nurturing and great fun to hang out with…. I really thought you were fantastic and I know everyone else agreed.”

And Rosie Nixon, participant, said simply: “Jill, you are awesome!”