STAGES: Meet the Songwriters

Moniack Mhor and Boo Hewerdine present exciting new voices in music at STAGES: The Journey to Performance in Eden Court, Inverness, a live event on 28th October 2023.  Twelve gifted singer-songwriters will perform original and unheard songs at the launch of their collaborative album, developed through Stages, a writing, production…

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30 Years of Moniack Mhor

Welcome to Moniack Mhor, 30 years of words and hospitality… Today, Wednesday 17th May 2023, marks thirty years since Moniack Mhor opened its doors to writers. We are delighted to relaunch the Moniack Mhor Blog with reflections on this big birthday from Rachel Humphries, our Centre Director. And look out…

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January at Moniack – Life Unseen

Kit in the garden at Moniack Mhor

It is winter and all seems dead. The slow seep of colour has left us with hills swept in elephantine greys. Each ornate, heavyweight night drags its tail far into what daylight remains. All, in this gloom, seems dead.
But from within we watch, we wait, look closer. We have weathered this before.

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A dream for introverts

Author, course tutor and mentor Dr Elizabeth Reeder tells us about wrestling with a bear of a novel, the origins of the word ‘ceilidh’ and why online courses are a dream for introverts, ahead of her online novel writing course this autumn.

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A Life Unwritten

Karen Lean was recently part of our mentoring scheme, where she worked with one of our mentors on a memoir piece she had been writing. Karen is also part of the Moniack Mhor writers group. She has kindly allowed us to share the piece here, which is followed by a…

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