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Creative writing competitions: Win your way to Moniack Mhor

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There are two great opportunities to win a course at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s creative writing centre

• Moniack Mhor is offering a Writing for Children Bursary to support one place on the Writing and Illustrating course in October. The course is tutored by Mairi Hedderwick, who has donated the bursary, and Bob Dewar, with a guest appearance by Alasdair Gray. The bursary is offered to published and unpublished writers who have a children’s piece in development.

To apply, send a CV, an A4 summary of the writing project and a sample of writing (max 1,000 words) by 20 June.


• Tarbert Book Festival and Moniack Mhor are running a creative writing competition with the prize of a week’s course at Moniack Mhor to be taken during 2016/17. The competition is for a short piece of writing up to 500 words (short story/researched article/reminiscence piece) on the theme of ‘West Coast Wonders’. There is an entry fee of £5. Send entries by 30 June.



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