Do you want help from published authors to progress your writing?
Do you want more writing opportunities that appeal to you?
Would you like to go to the Wigtown Book Festival?
Do want experience you can put on your CV?
Yes? Then join the Moniack Mhor Young Writers’ Forum.
Moniack Mhor is searching for young people to help shape and deliver our 2016-2017 Young Writers’ Programme. This group would ensure the programme includes opportunities that are fun, engaging and helpful to under 25’s living in the Highlands. The programme currently includes residential courses, outreach workshops, writing clubs, mentoring, work experience, volunteering, activity agreements, plus an online forum specifically for young people.
• Create interesting and relevant creative writing activities for young people in the Highlands.
• Make an online profile for the Young Writers’ Programme.
• Spread the word about writing opportunities to other young people.
• Start local writing groups throughout the Highlands.
Meetings will be held four times a year and will include at least one residential gathering, which will likely be on a weekend. The first meeting will take place during a weekend residential trip to Wigtown Book Festival on 26-27 September 2015.
Benefits of joining
• Make the changes you want to see to the Young Writers’ Programme
• Access to writing events, courses, workshops and mentoring with Moniack Mhor tutors
• Weekend trip to Wigtown Book Festival
• Opportunity to get your Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification
• Experience you can list on your CV
• Get to know other creative young people from the Highlands
How to apply
We want to hear more about why and how you write creatively. To apply, send us a piece of work that answers at least one of the following questions:
• What is your current writing project? (Include a sample)
• Why do you write creatively?
• What is your creative writing routine?
• What does creative writing do for you?
Find Out More
Answers can come in any form you like – poem, essay, story, video, audio, etc – as long as it is all your original work. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 9 September 2015 at 5pm. Applicants must have a Highland address. Send your work in an email to Kelsey, our Youth Programme Manager, with your name, age and postcode. Her email address is email@example.com. You can also contact her with any questions or for more information on 01463 741 675.