Meet the Team

Meet the Team2019-07-13T05:48:46+00:00
At the Writers Café, we’re passionate about inspiring, supporting and connecting Auckland writers.

 The Writers’ Cafe project is run by a friendly and welcoming community of local writers.

Our mission is to support Auckland-based writers at every stage of their writing journey. We want to bring the Auckland writing community together with inspirational, informative and fun events that help you achieve your writing goals.

The Directors

Julie
Julie
Julie is a published non-fiction author and an experienced business owner. She is currently writing a dystopian novel.
Ellie
Ellie
Ellie teaches our creative writing courses. She writes contemporary and YA fiction, and is currently working on a novel.

The Team

Elizabeth - Editing Advisor
Elizabeth - Editing Advisor
Elizabeth is currently juggling a young baby and her editing work for the Writers’ Cafe. She completed her MFA in creative writing at AUT, and her bachelor’s in creative writing at UIUC. She is a published author of a number of short stories.
Shantanu - Digital Technician
Shantanu - Digital Technician
Shantanu is responsible for the smooth running of the Writers’ Cafe website behind the scenes. Outside his Writers’ Cafe role he is pursuing a career as an independent author of dystopian science fiction, arabian science fantasy and full-length non-fiction, as well as working as a website developer.
Sharni - Copy Editor
Sharni - Copy Editor
Sharni is the Writers’ Cafe in-house copy editor, as well as a freelance Japanese-to-English translator. She is currently editing her own novel, which is set in Tokyo where she lived for many years.
Jill - Publications Coordinator
Jill - Publications Coordinator
Jill’s role at the Writers’ Cafe involves developing plans for future publications. In her spare time, 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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