Tutored Fiction Retreat With Gillian Slovo & Romesh Gunesekera, Guest Jenny Brown

Tutored Fiction Retreat With Gillian Slovo & Romesh Gunesekera, 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 Romesh, 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.

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.

Romesh Gunesekera is the author of the Booker-shortlisted Reef and nine other books. His debut collection of stories, Monkfish Moon, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Noontide Toll, a cycle of linked stories published in 2014, captured a vital moment in post-war Sri Lanka and was featured in the New Yorker. His latest novel, Suncatcher, was shortlisted for the 2020 Jhalak Prize. He is also the co-author of the Writers’ & Artists’ Companion to Novel Writing. He was the chair for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and has also judged Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

He was born in Sri Lanka and lives in London. www.romeshgunesekera.com

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.


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

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