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

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

Date(s) - Mon 26th Sep - Sat 1st Oct, 2022
All Day

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

Explore your Fictional World


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.

Please note, the tutor line-up for this course is currently subject to change.

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.

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.

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.


The full fee for this tutored retreat is £650. 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. A limited number of en-suite rooms are available for a £50 surcharge. For more information about the practicalities of our courses and retreats, please visit our About the Courses page.

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.

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

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