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.

NATURE & POETRY

NATURE & POETRY
How do we engage with the non-human world? How do our own personal histories intersect with our experiences in nature? Join Alycia Pirmohamed and Genevieve Carver in this course to explore how environment, place and wildlife can inform our poetry. With guest reader Tim Tim Cheng. Mon 19th Aug - Sat 24th Aug

CREATIVITY & CARE

CREATIVITY & CARE
Join Boo Hewerdine and Michele Stodart for a songwriting and recording opportunity! This residential is offered as part of the Creativity and Care Programme for care experienced young people aged 14-30.

ONLINE: MASTERCLASS

ONLINE: MASTERCLASS
Join fiction writer Helen Oyeyemi in her second masterclass, this one focusing on how supplying or omitting details affects the substance and flow of a narrative. Includes writing exercises and a short Q&A. Thursday 1st August, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE

HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE
Submissions are now open for the Highland Book Prize for books connected to the Highlands published between 01.01.24 and 31.12.24.

ONLINE: POETRY

ONLINE: POETRY
Join poet John Glenday in a small group of 12 participants for an intensive month of workshops which will use examples, exercises, discussions and readings to create new poems and hone editing skills. A 4-week online poetry course, with guest Helen Mort. 22nd August - 13th September.

SONGWRITING

SONGWRITING
Join Boo Hewerdine and Hafdís Huld for a week of creating new songs and connecting with other songwriters. This week will explore songwriting, as both individuals and also through the joy of collaboration, and the unexpected creative treasures that come from trying something new. With guest reader Xan Tyler. Mon 7th Oct - Sat 12th Oct