Tutored Fiction Retreat With Kamila Shamsie & Gillian Slovo, Guest Jenny Brown

Tutored Fiction Retreat With Kamila Shamsie & Gillian Slovo, Guest Jenny Brown

Date(s) - Mon 6th Sep - Sat 11th Sep, 2021
All Day

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

This tutored retreat, most suited to people who have a work in progress, will give you time to write and meet with fellow writers, and also time to discuss your ideas with Gillian and Kamila, who can help break any log jams that you might have encountered. They will talk with you about story and plot, about the effectiveness of voice and point of view and let their experience in their own fictional worlds aid you in yours.

Kamila Shamsie is the author of seven novels, which have been translated into over 20 languages. Her most recent novel, Home Fire, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and long listed for The Man Booker Prize; Burnt Shadows was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and A God in Every Stone was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists she grew up in Karachi, and now lives in London.

Gillian Slovo has published 13 novels and a family memoir. Her novel Red Dust was made into a film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor and won France’s Temoin du Monde prize while Ice Road was shortlisted for The Orange Prize. Gillian has also produced four verbatim plays, the last one of which, Another World, played at the National Theatre. She is currently working on a verbatim play, for The National Theatre, on the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Jenny Brown founded Jenny Brown Associates in 2002, and now represents fifty writers of literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and crime writing. She was formerly first Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Head of Literature at the Scottish Arts Council.

If you want to attend a course with a family member, or someone within your extended household please do let us know and we can arrange use of our former twin rooms. These are available at £600 per person.


Please note, due to Covid-19, all residential courses and retreats will likely run with a smaller number of participants than normal, which may change depending on Scottish Government regulations at the time. We will provide a fully catered service, offering delicious and nutritious meals and snacks to allow you to fully immerse yourself in your writing.  Prior to your visit with us, we will provide information about our virus mitigation measures and send you our Covid-19 guidance notes.

Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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