Hello and welcome. My name is Orla Broderick. I write poetical literary fiction with a very queer flavour. I read and perform my own work and have funding from Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database to bring this delight to your book group, school or event. If you wish to hear my sexy Irish tones, bringing mirth to the masses, please contact Scottish Book Trust on this link Live Literature Funding I can also be available to teach my unique ‘brain – balance’ plus free-write class, via Live Literature funding!
My debut novel is called The January Flower
It is available to order directly from this site, or via Amazon, or Waterstone’s, or indeed any good book shop. It is a little work of art. I learned how to self publish from the good folk at Emergents Creatives and this book won several awards and was listed for many others. it is the tale of the bond between a Mother and daughter, dancing wild on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is magical realism meets poetic literary fiction. It may break your heart, make you laugh and you might even believe every word!
I teach creative writing. I am a gifted and passionate teacher with loyal grateful students who have gone on to study at degree level, have their works published, perform their poetry for the first time, or simply enjoy the process of opening up to writing. I teach a unique ‘brain – balance’ technique, which enables the learner to switch off the stress, dross and internal critic and simply free-write the stuff of their hearts and souls. I am currently embarking on 3rd year of an English Literature degree in order to some day (soon) be in a position to teach adults professionally. Meantime, I offer one or two twelve week creative writing courses year, from my home town of Findhorn on the Moray coast. The next course begins in May 2019 and is currently open for bookings…
My second novel is called How To Speak Seagull. It is currently a work in progress, but there’s a wee snippet on Soundcloud, should you wish to listen A Snippet of Sound