Meet the Team

Meet the Team2018-12-17T20:24:57+00:00
At the Writers Café, we’re passionate about inspiring, supporting and connecting aspiring writers.

 The Writers’ Cafe project is organised and run by a friendly and welcoming community of local writers. Our mission is to bring together Auckland-based writers at fun, supportive and inspirational events, so we can share skills and experiences on our writing journeys.

Come join us at our creative writing courses, our pop-up cafe, or at our writing group in Central Auckland.

Our Staff

Julie - Manager
Julie - Manager
Julie is a published non-fiction author and a serial commercialiser-of-hobbies. She writes dystopian fiction, prefers novels but has been known to tinker in the world of short stories.
Ellie - Course Co-ordinator
Ellie - Course Co-ordinator
Ellie is a professional researcher and part-time writer. She mainly writes contemporary and YA fiction, and has self-published a book of cartoons about the adventures of a guinea pig named Popcorn.
Elizabeth - Chief Editor
Elizabeth - Chief Editor
Elizabeth received her MFA in creative writing from AUT and her bachelor’s in creative writing from UIUC. She’s the founder of Auckland’s largest creative writing Meetup and has written a 75,000 word American southern gothic novel.
Shan - Communications Manager
Shan - Communications Manager
Shan’s writing palette ranges wide, from dystopian science fiction, arabian science fantasy to full-length non-fiction. Website developer by day, writing iconoclast by night.
Sharni - Community Outreach Manager
Sharni - Community Outreach Manager
Sharni is a freelance Japanese-to-English translator who holds an MA from the University of Auckland. She is currently editing her novel set in Tokyo where she lived for many years. Watch this space!
Jill - Journal & Competition Co-ordinator
Jill - Journal & Competition Co-ordinator
Jill has a BA/BFA with honours from the University of Auckland. She writes short stories and flash fiction.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

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