Bree OíMara: Facilitator and Consultant
Bree OíMara grew up in Durban, a claim refuted by her critics who assert that she has never grown up at all. A laatlammetjie born to eccentric and fabulously witty Irish parents, she was raised on a steady diet of PG Wodehouse and British comedies from ëRound the Horní to ëHancockís Half Hourí. This, she says, contributed heavily to her love of sardonic humour and a good double entendre. Had she been raised on a diet of Pronutro and vegetables, like her classmates, she may have gone on to become a captain of industry or joined the legal fraternity. Instead, Bree has enjoyed an eclectic career encompassing everything from the performing arts to film production and copywriting in six countries and on four continents, successfully evading the law on every occasion.
Related to successful authors on both branches of her family tree, Breeís love of the written word was fostered as a child, but it was only after wordsmithing in a variety of disciplines (copy and script writing, journalism and public relations etc.) that she turned her pen to book writing.
Bree has authored a volume of humorous verse, a biography, two narrative non-fiction works, a rain forest of media copy and some rather pithy Post-It notes which may well be valuable one day.Returning to South Africa in 2006 Bree wrote her first novel, Home Affairs, a satirical look at the new South Africa which won the coveted Citizen Book Prize and catapulted her into the eye of the regional media in rural Brits.
Ten things that set us apart from other writing schoolsÖ
1. Our learning modules.
2. Our facilitators.
3. Our fees.
4. Our non-academic approach.
5. Our writing philosophy: inspiration first.
6. Our strong online focus.
7. Our free and interactive web-based services and activities.
8. Ons taalfokus / Our language policy.
9. Our venue.
10. Unique booking promise.