"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.
Online Course: Fiction
Want to write, but finding it difficult to get started, even with an abundance of free time? This four-week course tutored by Cynthia Rogerson will offer the structure and inspiration you need.
Online Course: Poetry
EcoPoetics: Poetry for a Better World
Have recent world events caused you to consider our relationship with the planet, the climate and one another? What languages does the wild world speak, and can poetry effect positive change? This four-week course tutored by Jen Hadfield will offer you the chance to use poetic forms to articulate what some are describing as a hinge in the history of time.
WORDS on Wednesdays
Are you aged 12-25? Do you like to write? Or share ideas about your favourite book, TV series or film? During the month of June, we’re running a series of online workshops via Zoom!
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