Date(s) - Mon 29th Apr - Sat 4th May, 2024
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
From Inspiration to Polish
Leila Aboulela is the author of six novels, among them River Spirit, The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards. Leila was the first ever winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing and her recent story collection, Elsewhere, Home won the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she has also written plays for BBC Radio. Leila’s stories have been included in significant anthologies such as New Daughters of Africa and Scottish Stories (Everyman Library Pocket Classics Series). She is Honorary Professor of the WORD Centre at the University of Aberdeen and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Tom Conaghan is the editor at Scratch Books and publisher of the Reverse Engineering series of books. His reviews and essays have appeared in The Observer, The TLS, The Irish Times, The LA Review of Books, amongst others. He was a judge of the 2023 The London Magazine Short Story Prize.
Jessie Greengrass is the author of two novels: The High House, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize 2021, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022 and the Encore Award 2022, and Sight (2018), which was shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her collection of short stories, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it was published in 2015. It won the Edge Hill Prize 2016, a Somerset Maugham Award, and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award.
The full fee for this course is £725. This includes your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom, all meals, hot drinks and snacks from Monday afternoon until Saturday 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, which can be booked in advance for a £50 surcharge. We will also reserve an en-suite room for anyone who may need it due to a medical condition. This will be offered out as an upgrade nearer the course start date if it is not needed.
A limited number of Twin Room places are available at a discounted price of £675 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 of £595 is due six weeks before the course begins. Refunds are not always available – please read our Terms & Conditions to for full details about our cancellation policy. If you would like to pay the full amount in advance, please call our booking office on 01463 592 828 or email email@example.com.
Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in instalments. If you have any problems paying online, or wish to discuss paying in instalments or applying for financial help, or would simply like assistance, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning us on 01463 592828.
Please let us know in your booking form if you have any access requirements, for example a ground floor bedroom and / or access to a step-free accessible shower room. We also reserve one en-suite bedroom per course for anyone who may need this due to a medical condition. For more information about access to our courses, please visit our Access page.
Terms and Conditions
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