2323 Short Course with Alyson Hallet and Sarah Moss

2323 Short Course with Alyson Hallet and Sarah Moss

Date(s) - Thu 8th Jun - Sun 11th Jun, 2023
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

How does place write to us and how might we write in place?


In this course we will practice being in, attending to and writing about place in poetry and prose. We will consider bodily movement and stillness, the location of the mind that thinks and the hand that writes and the sensations of presence. We will attend to and converse with the other occupants of our places, past, present and future and explore different ways in which language can respond to experience. We will be working towards a geo-consciousness in our writing, always making experiments and devoted to serious play. 

Sarah Moss is the author of eight novels, including The Fell, Summerwater and Ghost Wall. She was born in Glasgow, grew up in Manchester and studied at Oxford. She now lives in Dublin and teaches Creative Writing on the MA and MFA at UCD.

Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet whose work has been carved into pavements and boulders and etched into windows, as well as published in more than 12 books. Essays, drama and an audio diary have been broadcast on Radio 3 and 4. Her focus on collaboration has resulted in work with visual artists, composers, scientists, rocks, dancers, sculptors and writers. Since 2001 she has curated the international poetry and public art project, The Migration Habits of Stones. Her latest Fellowship was in the Earth Sciences department of Bristol University. This resulted in an exhibition of poetry, meteorites and maps. www.thestonelibrary.com  www.alysonhallett.com 


The full fee for this course is £400. This includes your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom, all meals, hot drinks and snacks from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning, and your tuition. For more information about the practicalities of our courses and retreats, please visit our About the Courses page.

A limited number of en-suite rooms are available for a £50 surcharge, and a limited number of Twin Room places are available at a discounted price of £370 per person. When booking a Twin Room place, please tell us in the comments box which gender you are and which gender(s) you are comfortable sharing a room with. This information will remain confidential.

A deposit is required to secure your place, which is non-refundable after a 14-day cooling-off period. The balance payment is due six weeks before the course begins. If you would like to pay the full amount earlier than this or at the point of booking, please call our booking office on 01463 592 828 or email info@moniackmhor.org.uk.


Please let us know if you have any access requirements, for example a ground floor bedroom and / or access to a wheelchair-accessible shower room. For more information about access to our courses, please visit our Access page.


This event is fully booked. Please email info@moniackmhor.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

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