Jessie Kesson, born in 1916, was raised in orphanages and worked as a farmhand and domestic servant. She lived most of her life in the north of Scotland, including Abriachan, which is one mile from Moniack Mhor. She wrote about her experiences in The White Bird Passes, and Another Time, Another Place. Her legacy is not only her books; she is, quite simply, an inspiring individual. The fact she became a successful author is proof that anyone can write, regardless of background or opportunity, and that all lives are worthy of transforming into literature.
The Moniack Mhor Jessie Kesson Fellowship programme has been established to provide a writer with the time and space to write, as well as raise awareness of Jessie Kesson in Highland schools. Previous Jessie Kesson Fellowships have been held by Chiew Siah Tei, Lorna Jane Waite, Joan Lennon and Donald Murray.
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