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Joya: AiR / Susan Mockler / Canada

“In the mountains, there you feel free.”


T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland


"In my time at Joya: AiR, these lines were often with me. In the peace of gazing over the mountain range as I sipped coffee in the mornings and in the solitude and space
I had to contemplate and write. Complemented by the inspiration and camaraderie of other artists and writers from varied countries and backgrounds, Joya: AiR created a perfectly balanced physical, social, and internal landscape which fostered my own creative process. 

The spirited discussions and laughter over delicious meals, the sharing of work, and the power of Simon and Donna’s vision remain with me still.

As of course do the swales"!


Susan Mockler

Susan Mockler is a clinical psychologist and writer living in Toronto, Ontario.

Reading list:

Pachinko, Min Jun Lee
The Ghost Orchard, Helen Humphreys
Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss
A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara

Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, Megan Marshall

Henry David Thoreau: A Life, Laura Dassow Walls