Courses

Bursaries are available on all courses.

Our 2019 courses will be announced in November. Sign up to our mailing list for updates. Join the friends scheme for priority booking.


  • Fiction: Nikesh Shukla & Diana Evans, Guest: A. L. Kennedy
    Mon 24th Sep - Sat 29th Sep
    5:00pm - 10:00am


    Do you know the feeling – you’re full of ideas, but when you sit down to write that first chapter, verse or scene, life gets in the way?

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Writing for Radio: Jessica Dromgoole & Katie Hims, Guest: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
    Mon 1st Oct - Sat 6th Oct
    5:00pm - 10:00am
    Limited Places Available

    This course will cover all the things we love about writing radio plays. We’ll look at ways of coming up with an initial idea, thinking about acoustics, writing a successful first scene, the relationship between writer and producer, and the end experience of recording in the studio.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • October Retreat
    Mon 8th Oct - Sat 13th Oct
    5:00pm - 10:00am
    Fully Booked

    The longer nights can be heaven for busy writers. Expand that time by joining us for a week with little distraction, and the  permission to concentrate on your work.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Fiction: Nicholas Royle & Tom Fletcher, Guest: Lisa Tuttle
    Mon 29th Oct - Sat 3rd Nov
    5:00pm - 10:00am


    This course will explore the form and the genre and discuss some of the methods and techniques that writers have used to unsettle and frighten even the most level-headed of readers.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • November Retreat
    Mon 5th Nov - Sat 10th Nov
    5:00pm - 10:00am


    The longer nights can be heaven for busy writers. Expand that time by joining us for a week with little distraction, and the  permission to concentrate on your work.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Taigh Òran ( Gaelic Immersion Songwriting) le Màiri Anna Nic Ualriaig 's Griogair Labhruidh
    Mon 12th Nov - Sat 17th Nov
    All Day


    Cothrom co-obrachaidh le Màiri Anna is Griogair ann an Taigh Òran airson òrain ùra a dhèanamh agus airson mac-meanmna is misneachd a dhùsgadh. Tha fàilte ro sgrìobhaichean ùra agus daoine aig a bheil eòlas air an obair mu thràth. A chance to work on new Gaelic Songwriting with Mary Ann and Griogair. Inspiration and inventiveness […]

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Day Workshop: Poetry: Engaging the Senses with Nalini Paul
    Sun 18th Nov
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Limited Places Available

    What does the sky taste like? What landscape best describes your mood? What images appear when you hear a certain strain of music?

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • From Page to Publication: Jenny Brown & Lisa Highton, Guest: Janet Ellis
    Mon 19th Nov - Sat 24th Nov
    5:00pm - 10:00am


    This course offers a different perspective on the writing business, aiming to demystify the process and explain how publishers, agents and authors work together.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Course: Journalism - Chitra Ramaswamy & Peter Geoghegan
    Thu 29th Nov - Sun 2nd Dec
    All Day
    Limited Places Available

    Through a wide-ranging series of workshops and writers’ surgeries, Chitra Ramaswamy and Peter Geoghegan will examine two of the most important concepts in journalism and non-fiction: the self and place.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Songwriting: Boo Hewerdine & Duke Special, Guest: Eddi Reader
    Mon 3rd Dec - Sat 8th Dec
    5:00pm - 10:00am
    Fully Booked

    In this week as well as exploring the fundamentals of songwriting we will look at how exciting a collection of related work can be.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • December Retreat
    Mon 10th Dec - Sat 15th Dec
    5:00pm - 10:00am
    Fully Booked

    Join us for a week where writing time is top priority before Christmas sets in. A manuscript polish could be the perfect treat to yourself. Mulled wine and mince pies included.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

 

 

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