"Interesting, varied, challenging exercises balanced with informative input from wonderfully supportive and encouraging tutors. It felt as if they really cared about our writing and us as writers. I came away creatively inspired and raring to go …"
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"The Moniack Mhor staff got me everything I needed to have a productive and comfortable stay. As a disabled writer I couldn’t ask for more."
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"To have someone take my work seriously and help me try and improve was a real confidence boost"
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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.
Have you often wanted to write, but aren’t sure where to begin? Perhaps you don’t yet know what shape you’d like your writing to take, whether that’s poetry, short story, fiction or non-fiction. Whatever stage you’re at, these workshops will tackle the basics of writing in any form, looking at language, imagery, plot and character.
Made to Measure Mentoring, Moniack Mhor’s new programme offers a bespoke approach to mentoring. Put simply, it supports writers at every level of ability and at every stage of writing.
YOUNG WRITERS' CAFE
How do we go about creating complex, engaging characters? How do we keep our readers invested in the characters we create? Join novelist and short story writer Daniel Shand for a series of workshops looking at how to keep characterisation at the heart of your writing practice.
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ONLINE: GUEST READER
In this one-hour session delivered via Zoom, which will take the form of a short talk followed by an online discussion with participants, Blake Morrison will read from and discuss his bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me.