30 YEARS OF MONIACK MHOR

"Come on a journey to 1993: crofting tales linger but now the smell of paint is fresh in the air, the final pictures are being hung on stone walls and there is frantic unpacking of auction house crockery and cutlery. We welcome our first course, led by Liz Lochead, Roger McGough and the late Aonghas MacNeacail"
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30 YEARS OF MONIACK MHOR

"Once a working croft of cattle barn and cottage, the buildings fell into disrepair in the 60s, until it was discovered by Kit and Sophia Fraser in 1991."
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Young Writers

"To have someone take my work seriously and help me try and improve was a real confidence boost"
See Opportunities for Young Writers

Bursaries

"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."
Find out about our Bursary Scheme

Support for Writers

"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.”
Find out about our residency and awards programme
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.

FUTURE PLANS RESEARCH

FUTURE PLANS RESEARCH
Have you taught for us at Moniack Mhor? Have you been to Moniack Mhor or are you interested in our work? We're currently developing plans for our artistic programme and our future direction, and we'd love to hear from you!

MIAM: SPECULATIVE FICTION

MIAM: SPECULATIVE FICTION
Speculative fiction allows us the opportunity to imagine worlds that are unhindered by the constraints of reality. Book now to join award-winning writer Rachelle Atalla for this online Moniack in a Month course. With guest fiction editor Sorcha Rose. Begins Wed 8 May.

CRIME MASTERCLASS

CRIME MASTERCLASS
In this 2-hour masterclass led by author Leye Adenle, we’ll learn how to intricately weave sensory details into your crime and thriller stories, heightening tension, and creating an immersive experience that keeps the reader locked in the fictive dream. Includes writing exercises and a short Q&A.

YOUNG WRITERS CAFE

YOUNG WRITERS CAFE
Join Keith Jarrett in finding fascinating ways to write and perform poetry! We’ll be exploring how to employ sharp images to express ourselves, and how to bring them to life beyond the page. Free for young people aged 14-24

GAELIC RESIDENCY

GAELIC RESIDENCY
Moniack Mhor is inviting applications from established writers working in Irish Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic for Co-chànan/ Comhtheanga: a hybrid digital and in-person residency exploring the creative relationships between these sister languages, and connecting Irish and Scottish Gaelic speaking communities. Applications open 15th April and close 6th May.

WRITING & WALKING

WRITING & WALKING
Place is an integral part of many writers’ prose practice, whether writing fiction or non-fiction. This tutored retreat will give you time and space in the expansive, nurturing environment of Moniack Mhor alongside walking, writing, and reading. Mon 6th May - Sat 11th May.