Creative Writing & Publishing Tutors

Creative Writing Tutors

Mary-Jane Duffy

Programme Manager, Media and Literature

Anna Taylor

Tutor - Short Fiction I, Short Fiction II, Writing for Children, and Editing (online)

Tess Jameson-Karaha

Tutor - scriptwriting (online)

Jane Blaikie

Tutor - Poetry I, Poetry II and Editing (online)

Trish Harris

Tutor - Non-Fiction and Editing (online)


Marie Hodgkinson

Publishing tutor

Marie Hodgkinson is a 2012 graduate of the Diploma in Publishing (Applied). She has worked for Royal Society Te Apārangi, LexisNexis New Zealand and the New Zealand Book Council. Marie runs Paper Road Press, which publishes science fiction and fantasy from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Odessa Owens

Senior publishing tutor

Odessa Owens has worked in publishing for over a decade, making award-winning books for Te Papa Press until 2015, when she joined the Whitireia publishing programme. She has a BA in English Language and Linguistics, and completed the Diploma in Publishing in 2004. In 2016 she was the convening judge of the PANZ Book Design Awards.

Theresa Crewdson

Theresa Crewdson completed the Diploma in Publishing in 2006 and the Editing Masterclass in 2012. She worked at South Pacific Press/Lift Education for nearly a decade, and is now a freelance editor for both local and international clients. 


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