Courses

Bursaries are available on all courses.

To view our previous courses at Moniack Mhor please visit – https://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/view-programme/

  • Moniack in a Month - Crime Writing
    Thu 30th Sep - Thu 4th Nov
    Online

    Moniack in a Month – Come Over to the Dark Side: Crime Writing with Karen Campbell   What’s on the surface and what lies beneath? Whether it’s prising open closed doors, shattering facades, unearthing secrets or reaching beyond the uniform, crime fiction can be your key to exploring truth, society and what makes us human. From concept to conclusion, we’ll learn about the building blocks and tools you need to write your novel.   On this course, we’ll look at developing plot, character, place and pace to make your story sing– plus you’ll get an exclusive ‘Cop Clinic’ – an insider’s guide into what makes the polis tick! Remember, there is light and dark in everyone…  


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  • Fiction/Non-Fiction Tutored Retreat With Michel Faber & Louisa Young, Guest Irenosen Okojie
    Mon 4th Oct - Sat 9th Oct
    Fully Booked

    Come to find your rhythm and your voice, unravel your ideas, craft harmonious developments, and cut away excess noise from prelude to finale so that your work can sing.


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  • Poetry With Jen Hadfield and Ryan Van Winkle, Guest Alycia Pirmohamed
    Mon 11th Oct - Sat 16th Oct
    Limited Places Available

    In this engaging course, you’ll create dozens of new poems and develop a sustainable writing practice. Suitable for poets of all levels of confidence, we’ll offer prompts and exercises guaranteed to get your pen moving and keyboards clicking.


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  • Guest Reader Series 2021: Online workshop - Adapting from stage to screen with Mark Rosenblatt
    Thu 14th Oct
    Online

    How do you begin to approach transforming stage plays for cinema? How do take the very specific experience
    of watching a play and its frequently non-naturalistic conventions, and tell that same story in a more visual medium?


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  • Gaelic Online Workshop with Ruairidh Maclean: Tales of the Fianna
    Thu 21st Oct
    Online

    Improve your Gaelic Fluency through telling Tales of the Fianna. Thoir feabhas air do chuid Gàidhlig tro aithris Sgeulachdan na Fèinne.

    Drawing from the corpus of Fianna tales in Scottish Gaelic, tutor Ruairidh Maclean will guide participants through a series of three 1-hour virtual sessions to tell their own 5 minute Gaelic story.


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  • Fiction With Adam Foulds & Alison MacLeod, Guest Jenni Fagan
    Mon 25th Oct - Sat 30th Oct
    Limited Places Available

    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.


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  • MONIACK MHOR ONLINE - NOVEL WRITING: A SEASON OF WRITING WITH ELIZABETH REEDER
    Mon 25th Oct - Tue 21st Dec
    Online

    This course is for anyone who has started or is in the midst of writing a novel and would like to write in a community of writers, learn more about craft and process, set individual goals and get feedback on a synopsis and an extract of your work.


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  • Writing for Young Adults with Melvin Burgess & Patrice Lawrence, Guest Tanya Landman
    Mon 1st Nov - Sat 6th Nov
    Limited Places Available

    Are you passionate about writing fiction with young adult protagonists? This week will give you the motivation you need to develop your knowledge and skills.


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  • Crime With Yrsa Sigurdardóttir & Laura Wilson, Guest Christopher Brookmyre
    Mon 8th Nov - Sat 13th Nov
    Limited Places Available

    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.


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  • Poetry With Peter & Ann Sansom, Guest Roseanne Watt
    Mon 15th Nov - Sat 20th Nov
    Limited Places Available

    An intensive but very enjoyable course of writing and reading with ‘the best poetry teachers in the world’ (The Guardian).  Taking classic and contemporary poems as model and stimulus, we will create perhaps as much as a small pamphlet in just one week.  Insightful editorials, informal discussion and entertaining evening reading sessions will make this a truly memorable course. 


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  • Gaelic Online Workshop le Ruairidh Maclean: Sgeulachdan nan Gaisgeach
    Thu 18th Nov
    Online

    Bidh an dà bhùth-obrach seo (gach tè uair a thìde) a’ toirt sùil air na sgeulachdan Gàidhlig a lorgar air an làraich-lìn Sgeulachdan nan Gaisgeach. Bidh leasaiche na làraich, an craoladair, ùghdar is sgeulaiche Ruairidh MacIlleathain, a’ mìneachadh a’ chorpais – sgeulachdan de na Fianna agus gaisgich eile à dualchas nan Gàidheal ann an Alba – agus mar a rinn e ath-sgrìobhadh orra airson an dèanamh nas freagarraiche airson Gàidheil an latha an-diugh.


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  • Fiction With Kate Clanchy and Elizabeth Macneal, Guest A.L. Kennedy
    Mon 29th Nov - Sat 4th Dec
    Limited Places Available

    Have you often wanted to write, but aren’t sure where to begin? Perhaps you don’t yet know what shape you’d like your writing to take, whether that’s poetry, short story, fiction or non-fiction. Whatever stage you’re at, these workshops will tackle the basics of writing in any form, looking at language, imagery, plot and character.


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  • December Retreat
    Mon 13th Dec - Sat 18th Dec
    Fully Booked

    Spend the end of 2021 at Moniack Mhor beside a toasty wood burner with a mug of tea and your manuscript. We’ll get the mince pies in.


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  • Songwriting With Boo Hewerdine & Findlay Napier, Guest Jenny Sturgeon
    Mon 17th Jan - Sat 22nd Jan
    Fully Booked

    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.


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