Courses

Bursaries are available on all courses.

 


  • Songwriting: Kathryn Williams & Colin MacIntyre, Guest: Kathryn Joseph
    Mon 3rd Jun - Sat 8th Jun
    All Day
    Only Twin Rooms Available

    Through workshops, tutorials, co-writing and one-to-one sessions, Kathryn and Colin will help you identify useful ideas as the seeds from which to grow a song.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Gráinne Brady at Abriachan Hall
    Wed 5th Jun
    7:30pm - 11:00pm


    Gráinne Brady is an Irish fiddle player from Co. Cavan. Currently based in Glasgow where she works as a professional musician.

    Takes place at: Abriachan ViIlage Hall,

  • Day Workshop: Poetry: The Colours of Summer led by Anne MacLeod
    Sun 9th Jun
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Fully Booked

    In this one-day workshop, we’ll explore what summer means to you, this time of growth, of possibility, so long celebrated in verse and song. Let’s add to the tradition.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Fiction - Novel: James Robertson & Cynthia Rogerson, Guest: Helen Oyeyemi
    Mon 10th Jun - Sat 15th Jun
    All Day
    Limited Places Available

    If you have a novel in progress but it is not progressing, this course will help you get back on track and find the heart of your story.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • July Retreat
    Mon 8th Jul - Sat 13th Jul
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    Whether you’re up early or late to bed, your creativity will benefit from a stravaig through the woods or along the single-track roads. Long summer days are ideal to enjoy our stunning views of Glen Strathfarrar and Ben Wyvis. Let the natural environment around the centre inspire your writing. 

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Course - Fiction (With Childcare): Naomi Wood & Ross Raisin
    Thu 18th Jul - Sun 21st Jul
    All Day
    Limited Places Available

    With workshops on elements of craft such as characterisation, dialogue, openings and one-to-one tutorials – while your children go to the local Forest School – these few days will give you the time and space to think and write, without having to juggle.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Poetry Masterclass: Carol Ann Duffy & Michael Woods, Guest Imtiaz Dharker
    Mon 22nd Jul - Sat 27th Jul
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    Poets are invited to submit 6 poems for consideration for the Masterclass. The course will be structured around both morning and afternoon workshops and evening readings after dinner. There will be no one-to-one sessions; instead, poets will be put into small groups of four for sharing and discussing of work each day.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Writing for Young Adults: Jenny Valentine & Keith Gray, Guest Lindsey Fraser
    Mon 29th Jul - Sat 3rd Aug
    12:00am


    This course will provide inspiration, insight and advice on writing for teenagers, how to access this unique readership and how to make your novel stand out on the shelf.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Historical Fiction: Jane Harris & Justin Hill, Guest Victoria Whitworth
    Mon 5th Aug - Sat 10th Aug
    All Day


    Join award-winning novelists, Jane Harris and Justin Hill, for an inspirational and practical course that’s designed to help you write historical novels.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Screenwriting: Hugh Stoddart & Line Langbeck, Guest Andrea Gibb
    Mon 12th Aug - Sat 17th Aug
    All Day


    This course will help clarify some simple issues to get you started and you can also bring your own ideas, treatments or proposals for film or TV to the tutors for their help and advice.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Course - Editing: Francesca Main & Nathan Filer
    Thu 22nd Aug - Sun 25th Aug
    All Day


    Award-winning author, Nathan Filer, and publishing director at Picador, Francesca Main, will share their insights on how to bring out the best in your novel.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Tutored Retreat: Fiction Bernardine Evaristo & Kerry Hudson, Guest: Judy Moir
    Mon 2nd Sep - Sat 7th Sep
    All Day


    On this tutored retreat we’ll help you focus and test your fiction writing. We’ll help you look at craft, content and the relationship between what you want to say and the way in which you might successfully express it.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Day Workshop: Poetry: Second Sight led by John Glenday
    Sun 8th Sep
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Fully Booked

    In this one-day workshop, through group discussions, examples, practical exercises and plenty of handy tips, John Glenday will show how there are actually two forms of inspiration involved in the writing and nurturing of a poem

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Writing in the Environment: Rob Cowen & Linda Cracknell, Guest: Tim Dee
    Mon 9th Sep - Sat 14th Sep
    All Day
    Only Twin Rooms Available

    For some writers, landscape and a sense of place is as animate and important as their narrators and characters. With varied landscapes on the doorstep, Moniack Mhor is ideally placed for exploratory outdoor workshops.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Picture Books: James Mayhew & Sarah McIntyre, Guest Pam Smy
    Mon 16th Sep - Sat 21st Sep
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    James and Sarah will lead you through the basics of structuring a picture book, discuss sources of inspiration, techniques, and share from their experience.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Performance Poetry: Caroline Bird & Ross Sutherland, Guest John Hegley
    Mon 23rd Sep - Sat 28th Sep
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    This week will introduce a dizzying variety of techniques to help poets keep their words alive and surprising. Expect to write an almost criminal amount of new poems as well.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Comics & Graphic Novels Emma Beeby & John Higgins, Guest Hannah Berry
    Mon 7th Oct - Sat 12th Oct
    All Day


    What makes a comic: why comics is the most versatile visual medium for your writing, and the role of the writer and artist.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Story: Cynan Jones & Nuala O'Connor, Guest Bernard MacLaverty
    Mon 28th Oct - Sat 2nd Nov
    All Day
    Limited Places Available

    Workshops with Nuala and Cynan will look at crucial aspects of short form writing, like titles, openings, concision, and detail; while one-to-one clinics will focus on your specific project(s).

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Playwriting: Simon Stephens & Ella Hickson, Guest David Greig
    Mon 11th Nov - Sat 16th Nov
    12:00am
    Fully Booked Only Twin Rooms Available

    An active interrogation of the mechanics of playwriting, this course will creatively examine the use of dramatic action, character, location, narrative and structure in the making of a play.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Memoir: Cathy Retzenbrink & Nina Stibbe, Guest Sheila Hancock
    Mon 18th Nov - Sat 23rd Nov
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    Bestselling authors Cathy Rentzenbrink and Nina Stibbe come together to present a course on different approaches to writing the self.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Tutored Retreat - Crime Writing: Karen Campbell & Adam LeBor, Guest: Louise Welsh
    Mon 25th Nov - Sat 30th Nov
    12:00am


    Supported by tutors Karen and Adam, our tutored crime-writing retreat will let you unravel ideas, craft plot twists and turns and cut away excess flesh in your work.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • December Retreat
    Mon 9th Dec - Sat 14th Dec
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    Forget the festive rush. Come to Moniack Mhor for some writing therapy instead. This could be your prefect gift – time, space and the permission to write, with festive treats laid on!

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

 

 

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