Courses

Bursaries are available on all courses.

 


  • July Retreat
    Mon 6th Jul - Sat 11th Jul
    All Day


    The long summer days will be just the thing to help you relax into your writing and enjoy the breathtaking scenery around Moniack Mhor. 

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • July Retreat 2
    Mon 27th Jul - Sat 1st Aug
    All Day


    Take this opportunity to recharge you creative batteries

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  • Playwriting With Matt Hartley and Amy Rosenthal, Guest Mark Rosenblatt
    Mon 10th Aug - Sat 15th Aug
    12:00am


    In a course aimed at new and developing writers, we’ll look at these questions and more, exploring dramatic structure and how to work it to your advantage, balancing craft with inspiration, and taking your play from first to final draft.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • August retreat
    Mon 17th Aug - Sat 22nd Aug
    12:00am
    Fully Booked

    Where better to spend the last few days of summer than at Moniack Mhor, where you can spend your time productively on your work

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Crime With Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Laura Wilson, Guest Christopher Brookmyre
    Mon 24th Aug - Sat 29th Aug
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    How do you a hook a reader’s attention and create suspense? If you already have a criminal idea that you want to put on the page, this course is for you.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Starting out in Fiction Karin Altenberg & Andrew Miller, Guest Andrew O’Hagan
    Mon 7th Sep - Sat 12th Sep
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    If you think you have the writing bug but you’re unsure how to get started, Karin and Andrew will guide you through that difficult space between wanting and doing, the ambition and the act.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Poetry With Niall Campbell and Pascale Petit Guest Sinéad Morrissey
    Mon 14th Sep - Sat 19th Sep
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    Niall and Pascale will share their writing experience and help you find strategies to write your truth and make it compelling to the reader.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Poetry Ambassadors – Inspiring Others Short course With John Glenday & Jen Hadfield
    Thu 24th Sep - Sun 27th Sep
    All Day


    This short course is designed to give teachers, librarians and other professionals working in the sector the confidence and skills to share and inspire the creation of poetry with audiences of all ages.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Fiction: Adam Foulds and Alison MacLeod, Guest: Jenni Fagan
    Mon 5th Oct - Sat 10th Oct
    All Day


    This course will help you finish that first draft with workshops and tutorials on plot and character, on sharpening your descriptions, writing scenes and creating distinctive, propulsive, persuasive voices.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Leantainn no seachnadh cheumannan-coise Dhonnchaidh Bhàin?
    Sun 11th Oct
    10:00am - 4:00pm


    B’ e Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir fear de na bàird a bu chliùitiche a sgrìobh riamh ann an Gàidhlig mu nàdar.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Story With Zoe Gilbert and Adam Marek Guest A L Kennedy
    Mon 26th Oct - Sat 31st Oct
    12:00am
    Limited Places Available

    The short story is an ideal form to explore the fantastic – its brevity allows huge creative freedom, experimentation and inventive metaphor-making.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Picture Books With Sarah McIntyre and James Mayhew, guest Vivian French
    Mon 2nd Nov - Sat 7th Nov
    All Day


    Sarah McIntyre and James Mayhew 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,

  • Gràdh-nàdair is àrainneachd tro shùilean
    Sun 8th Nov - Wed 11th Nov
    10:00am - 4:00pm


    Dh’fhàg Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir agus Dòmhnall Mac Fhionnlaigh nan Dàn againn dà de na dàin a bu chumhachdaiche a chaidh a sgrìobhadh ann an Gàidhlig riamh mu nàdar – Coire Cheathaich agus Òran na Comhachaig.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Non-fiction With Laura Barton and Horatio Clare Guest Robert Davidson
    Mon 9th Nov - Sat 14th Nov
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    This course is aimed at writers of all levels, from beginners to published authors, who wish to hone and develop their non-fiction, be it memoir, biography, travel, life writing, nature or place writing.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Poetry Workshop With Nalini Paul
    Sun 15th Nov
    10:00am - 4:00pm


    Join Nalini Paul for a day of poetry and exploration through the senses. You will engage with sound, smell and tactility, creating imagery that brings the abstract and the tangible together.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Short Course: Ways With Words Writing Retreat For Social Workers
    Mon 16th Nov - Wed 18th Nov
    All Day


    During this short writing retreat, writers John Glenday and Louise Wallwein will lead you through some inspiring writing exercises and creative activities that will encourage you to tap into your creativity.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • November retreat
    Mon 23rd Nov - Sat 28th Nov
    All Day
    Fully Booked

    A warm welcome and a warm log fire await you at Moniack Mhor. You can use this time to work on your latest manuscript, play or poems away from the distractions of the real world. 

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Songwriting With Boo Hewerdine and Findlay Napier, Guest Emily Barker
    Mon 7th Dec - Sat 12th Dec
    All Day


    Findlay Napier and Boo Hewerdine write songs from observations and real life experience. During this week long course, you too, can learn the power of turning narrative into song.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

  • Christmas retreat
    Mon 14th Dec - Sat 19th Dec
    12:00am
    Fully Booked

    Deck the halls and kick off your Christmas celebrations with a week of writing in Moniack Mhor.

    Takes place at: Moniack Mhor,

 

 

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