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"I hesitated applying for a bursary, I wasn’t sure if it was meant for me but it was a simple process that I’d recommend to anyone who may need some financial help. You never know where a course may lead you."
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"The team at Moniack Mhor, with great care and thoughtfulness, have not only created a magical and functional space for the imagination, but also a refuge for genuine human connections.”
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Moniack Mhor is Scotland’s National Writing Centre. Based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we run courses in a range of genres tutored by some of the finest authors in the UK and beyond. With workshops and one to one tutorials, our courses provide an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in your writing. The centre also offers writing retreats providing time and space, free from distractions, where you will find yourself part of a nurturing writing community. Other support offered by Moniack Mhor includes awards, bursaries, professional residencies to develop works in progress and a programme for young writers.
Highland Book Prize: Online Talk
On the 10th December, Elizabeth Reeder, author of novel 'An Archive of Happiness', will talk about the pleasure and importance of experimentation and play when you’re trying to figure out how to tell your stories.
The Highland Book Prize 2020
The 2020 Highland Book Prize announce that 13 diverse titles make up the longlist for the Highlands’ only annual book prize -
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Online Talk: On Short Stories
On Short Stories: ‘Like Bullets’
Writer A.L. Kennedy holds forth on short stories, including why she thinks of them as ‘like bullets’. The event will take the form of a half-hour talk followed by an online discussion with the audience.