Director, PD Provider, Tutor
Adv Dip Tchg, B.Ed, Master of Creative Writing with distinction
Heather is an award-winning writer of novels for young people, short stories and flash fiction.
BA, Dip Tchg( secondary), RSA Dip TEFLA, Master of Creative Writing with distinction.
Gail is an award-winning writer, and an editor of poetry and short story.
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Rachel grew up with Write On. She is loving being back in the classroom in between Mum-time.
Bachelor in Creative Writing, Substitute teacher certificate ( Cal)
By day, Claire writes guidance documents. By night, she writes funky horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, with a splash of romance. Currently, she is working on two projects: a new urban fantasy novel and an interactive fiction novel.
BA English, Dip Children's Lit, Dip ILS, NZ Certificate in Library and Information Services for Children and Teens.
Desna is a poet, blogger and children's book writer (Canterbury Quake my NZ Story). She is a newbie at both micro and flash fiction.
Sue is a graduate of Hagley Writers' Institute. She is an award-winning writer of short fiction and memoir. She writes articles for magazines and has recently produced a non-fiction book about dyslexia.
BA DipEd (Hons)
Philomena is a graduate of Hagley Writers’ Institute. She is a writer of poetry and is currently working on a verse novel for younger readers.
Shelley is a former journalist, deputy editor and editor. She was nominated for three Canon Media Awards, including Best Investigation for a story that saw her squat in abandoned earthquake-damaged buildings for a year with the homeless community and street sex workers. Before journalism, she worked in Alternative Education, and with ‘at-risk’ young people. Shelley has finished her first poetry book with a fantasy book hot on its heels. She mentors writers and teaches well-being courses to participants from around the world.
Graduate Dip Early Childhood Education
BA English Lit and History
Anisa is the author of
Surviving Marmite- a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in New Zealand and Maisie and Dot: and other stories from a preschool teacher.
Paddy is a writer, editor and proofreader. He is working on his first novel and was just awarded an NZSA mentorship.
Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology & English with a minor in History).
Josiah Morgan (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto) is a 22-year-old artist and an Ōtautahi local. He is the author of four books with a fifth forthcoming, and can be regularly seen on stages across the country. In 2023 you may have seen him on tour with Sexwise promoting sexual health in high schools across Aotearoa, performing in Much Ado About Nothing at the Isaac Theatre Royal, or completing his Creatives in Schools contract exploring pūrakau through play.