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Meet the Tutors

We are extremely proud of our tutoring team at NZ Writers' College. Our writing tutors are full-time, professional writers who have won many writing awards, including Qantas Awards, Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, Montana New Zealand Book Awards, the Sir David Beatie Award, the Reed Fiction Award, Philip K Dick Memorial Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award.

They are passionate about writing and, at the same time, are warm, supportive teachers with years of understanding and experience in assessing writing. Many have taught MA programmes in Creative Writing or Journalism at universities and polytechnics in New Zealand and Australia.

Meet the tutors below.


 

Owen-Bullock

Award-winning New Zealand poet, Owen Bullock, tutors the Introduction to Poetry Course.

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Paul_Smith_Magazine_Journalism_Tutor

Award-winning local journalist and bestselling author, Paul Smith, tutors the Magazine Journalism Course.

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Yvonne_van_Dongen_Travel_Writing_Tutor

Award-winning, Auckland-based travel writer, Yvonne Van Dongen, tutors the Travel Writing Course.

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Philippa-Werry-

Award-winning New Zealand children's book author, Philippa Werry, tutors the Writing
Books for Children Courses
.

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Andrew-Salomon
Award-winning novelist, Andrew Salomon, tutors the Write a Novel Course.

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Helen_Brain_Creative_Writing_Tutor

Award-winning author, Helen Brain, tutors several Creative Writing Courses.

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Ginny_Swart_Short_Story_Tutor

Award-winning author of over 700 published short stories, Ginny Swart tutors the Short Story Writing for Magazines Course.

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Edwin McRae

Ex-Shortland Street writer Edwin McRae tutors the Writing for Video Games Course.

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Sarah-Lang

Award-winning New Zealand journalist Sarah Lang tutors the Magazine Journalism Course.

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Karen Jeynes

Award-winning scriptwriter Karen Jeynes tutors the Scriptwriting Course.

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Donna-Dailey

The award-winning writer Donna Dailey tutors the Travel Writing  Course.

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Susan Williams

Susan Williams tutors the
Business Writing  Courses.

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Mandy_Speechly_Tutor_Copywriting_

Mandy Speechly tutors the
Copywriting Course.

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Fiona_Walsh_Press_Release_Tutor

Fiona Walsh tutors the
Press Release and Media Writing Course.

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Karen_Lotter_Webwriting_Tutor

Karen Lotter tutors the
Writing for the Web and Social Media Course.

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Alex_Smith

Award-winning novelist Alex Smith tutors the Write a Novel and Literary Short Story Course.

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Lisa Lazarus

Lisa Lazarus tutors the Write Your Memoir Course.

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Sharon-Davis-

Sharon Davies tutors the Magazine Journalism Course.

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Sally-Mazak

Sally Mazák tutors the
Break Through Your Writing Barriers Course.

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Sonny Whitelaw

Award-winning author Sonny Whitelaw tutors the Write a Novel Course and the Literary Short and Flash Fiction Course.

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Rosemary Hep÷zden

Auckland-based Rosemary Hepözden tutors the English Grammar for Writers course and the Copy-Editing and Proofreading course.

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About Us

We offer specialised, online writing courses tutored by award-winning writers. Get the writing tools you need, expert insider advice and hours and hours of writing practice. Work one-to-one with a professional writer and realise your writing dreams.
 

Locations

NZ Writers' College offers online writing classes all over New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. We have students from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Whangarei, Rotorua, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, as well as Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.

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Email: admin@nzwriterscollege.co.nz


Phone:      +64 9 550 4635

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