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Noelle Harrison

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Contact: noelle.harrison5@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
Noelle Harrison's headshot

My creative work encompasses novels, short stories, plays, and creative copywriting. I've had ten novels published. My most recent novel is The Boatman’s Wife. New novels are The Girl Across the Sea (Nov. 2021) and The Witches of Vardø under the pen name Anya Bergman (2023).

My books have been translated into 13 languages worldwide, and my short stories have been included in anthologies such as Gutter Magazine and Lines of Vision, Irish writers on Art (National Gallery of Ireland).   

My play Witches' Gets was performed to sold-out houses in Edinburgh in 2019 and 2020. Last year, I received Creative Scotland funding for the Dare to Be Tarot Cards and short stories.

In 2019, I graduated with a Master’s in Creative Writing with Distinction and an Associate Fellowship HEA from Edinburgh Napier University.

I have been teaching creative writing since 2003. In 2016, I established Aurora Writers Retreats. I am a trained Yoga and Meditation guide.

My workshops include:
Unlock Your Creativity
Masterclasses in novel-writing
Creative website content writing
The Storytelling Tarot
Writing with Presence
‘Witcherature’ Workshop

I have given many readings and interviewed other writers, as well as appearing on live TV, radio and podcasts.  

Photo credit: Chloe Salvi

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning

Topics of work

Ageing; Biography & memoir; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Historical fiction; History; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Travel writing; World War 2

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+