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.

CRIME MASTERCLASS

CRIME MASTERCLASS
Join crime thriller writer Leye Adenle for this 2-hour online masterclass. 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. Thursday 27th June.

ONLINE: NATURE & PLACE

ONLINE: NATURE & PLACE
Join award-winning writer Malachy Tallack for a 4-week online Moniack in a Month course and explore how to bring together rich detail and a strong narrative voice to create beautiful and compelling nature writing. With guest Noreen Masud.

CO-CHÀNAN/ COMHTHEANGA

CO-CHÀNAN/ COMHTHEANGA
Moniack Mhor is pleased to announce the Co-chànan/ Comhtheanga writers-in-residence: Eoin P. Ó Murchú and Pàdraig MacAoidh. Co-chànan/ Comhtheanga is a hybrid digital and in-person residency for established writers working in Irish Gaelic or Scottish Gaelic exploring the creative relationships between these sister languages, and connecting Irish and Scottish Gaelic speaking communities.

TUTORED RETREAT: CRIME

TUTORED RETREAT: CRIME
Are you working on a crime novel and want to make it sing? This intensive tutored retreat is an opportunity for writers of crime fiction to focus closely on their works-in-progress, finessing and polishing all aspects of their writing. Tutored Retreat: Crime Writing with Helen Fitzgerald and Doug Johnstone, Guest Reader Karen Sullivan - Mon 1st Jul - Sat 6th July - Limited Places Available

CREATIVITY & CARE

CREATIVITY & CARE
Are you care experienced and aged 14-30? Interested in theatre, drama and writing for performance? Join us for FREE at Moniack Mhor this Summer for an exciting project exploring the craft of playwriting! You’ll be tutored during this residential week by Chris Thorpe and Tanuja Amarasuriya: Sun 7th Jul - Fri 12th Jul, 2024

POETRY & NATURE

POETRY & NATURE
How do we engage with the non-human world? How do our own personal histories intersect with our experiences in nature? In this course we will explore how environment, place and wildlife can inform our poetry. Join us for Poetry: Nature and Poetry with Alycia Pirmohamed and Genevieve Carver, Guest Reader Tim Tim Cheng - Mon 19th Aug - Sat 24th Aug