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Date/Time Course
Fri 21st Apr
11:00am - 1:00pm
Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Exploring archives for travel writing: The diaries of Henrietta Liston

Led by writer Malachy Tallack, author of Sixty Degrees North and The Un-Discovered Islands, this workshop will give you a taste of using historical material to inspire your own work. As a starting point for your own imaginings you will look at the diaries of Henrietta Liston, botanist and diplomat’s wife, who traveled around America 200 years ago. Henrietta’s words transport us to another time and to other places – the villages of North Carolina, the lakes of Canada, and the taverns of Virginia.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the National Library of Scotland.

Please note this will take place at the Highland Archive Centre, not Moniack Mhor. 

Sun 30th Apr
10:00am - 4:00pm
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity

Fully Booked
Poetry Day Workshop with Jo Bell

Using plentiful exercises, examples of others’ poetry and with lots of time for discussion, this event will concentrate on universal techniques for improving your work and on generating lots of new poems.

Sun 16th Jul
10:00am - 4:00pm
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity

Writing a Biography Workshop with Jennifer Morag Henderson

Topics will include choice of subject and sensitivity in handling material; research methods and research materials, especially the use of libraries, archives and the internet, as well as looking at more unusual sources.

Sun 15th Oct
10:00am - 4:00pm
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity

Fiction Day: The Art of Omission with James Robertson

In fiction, we are always being reminded that ‘less is more’, but what does this mean? How do you decide what to leave out, and what is essential?


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