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.




Award-winning poet Arja Salafranca tutors the Introduction to Poetry Course.

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

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

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

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Tiffany-Markman - tutor for the Writing for Social Media course at NZ Writers College

Tiffany Markman tutors our
Writing for Social Media Course.

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Karen Jeynes

Award-winning scriptwriter Karen Jeynes tutors the Scriptwriting Course and the Advanced Scriptwriting Course.

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

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Russel-Brownlee-Tutor for the Self-Publish Your Book course at NZ Writers College

Russel Brownlee tutors the Self-publish Your Book Course

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About Us

NZ Writers College is a leading online writing school in New Zealand.

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.



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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Nichola Meyer or Koos Turenhout

Phone:      +64 9 550 4635

9-5 Monday to Friday

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