"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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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.
RETREAT WITH CHILDCARE
Applications will open soon for our partly funded retreat with childcare for Scottish (UK-based) emerging writers.
HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE EVENT
Join us live online from Moniack Mhor as we celebrate the shortlist for the 2021 Highland Book Prize and announce the winning title. Authors David Alston, Cal Flyn, Jen Hadfield, and Donald S Murray will be reading from their work, alongside live music from Ingrid and Megan Henderson for this celebration of Highland talent and culture.
Moniack Mhor and The Bridge Awards are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 Emerging Writer Award is Natalia Theodoridou.
The second-place finalist for the prize is Lucy Steeds. The judging panel have also chosen three additional writers as Highly Commended: Andrea Mullaney, Gabrielle Johnson and Sally Hughes.
Where Imagery and Stories Meet: Limited places available on our Picture Books course with David Melling & Vivian French, Guest Ross Collins, 25th - 30th July
Our programme of courses and retreats for the second half of 2022 is now open for booking.
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.