Lazuli Ventures invite you to join them on the Lazuli Trail, a creative writing roadtrip through Bosnia. From August 9th-19th you will be on the road in this beautiful corner of the Balkans. Poet and facilitator Sukina Douglas will lead creative writing, poetry and journaling workshops along the journey. You will explore not only the lush greenery, mountains and waterfalls that make this country special, but also its recent turbulent past and the lessons we can take home with us.
Bosnia has been a crossroads of civilizations and ideologies for centuries, and its mix of Muslim, Catholic and Orthodox faiths makes it symbolic and relevant in our current context of multi-faith societies and the question of what place Muslims hold in Europe.
You will balance your time between nature and cities, from Sarajevo and Mostar to the Srebrenica genocide memorial, old Ottoman villages, Sufi monasteries and more. Activities will range from horse riding, surprise classes, swimming under waterfalls, hikes to remote villages, and a bonfire or two, all in good company.
It will be an immersive cultural and creative experience, designed to help you dig deep with your writing and form meaningful bonds along the way.
For more information, send them an email at [email protected].