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  • Online Workshop - The Last Draft? with James Robertson
    Thu 6th Aug

    In this session, which will take the form of a short talk followed by an on-line discussion with participants, novelist James Robertson will discuss the process of redrafting a long piece of fiction.

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  • Online Talk - Building Plot and Managing Tension with Joanne Harris
    Wed 12th Aug

    Building Plot and Managing Tension

    In this one-hour online session delivered via Zoom, bestselling author Joanne Harris will discuss the fundamentals of plot structure and tension in building a novel. Joanne’s short talk will be followed by a discussion with participants.

    Joanne Harris is the author of 18 novels, including the award-winning Chocolat, plus many short stories, novellas, lyrics, scripts and, most recently, Ten Things About Writing, a self-help book for writers of fiction. She is currently Chair of the Society of Authors, and sits on the Board of the ALCS (Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society). Find out more about Joanne on her website,

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  • Leantainn no seachnadh cheumannan-coise Dhonnchaidh Bhàin?
    Sun 11th Oct

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

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  • Gràdh-nàdair is àrainneachd tro shùilean
    Sun 8th Nov - Wed 11th Nov

    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.

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

    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.

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  • November retreat
    Mon 23rd Nov - Sat 28th Nov
    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. 

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

    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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  • Christmas retreat
    Mon 14th Dec - Sat 19th Dec
    Fully Booked

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

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