The Organisation

The Society’s activities are managed and conducted by an annually elected committee, all of whom contribute their time free of charge. The current President is Dr Susan Steggall who continues to make each luncheon enjoyable for all members and their visitors with interesting and inspiring talks given by renown authors from different genres to entertain them.

Dr Susan Steggall


Susan Steggall has a PhD in Creative Writing (UNSW) and a Masters and Bachelors degree (hons) in Art History & Theory from Ar & Design UNSW (formerly COFA, UNSW). Her…
Yvonne Jarman

Vice President

Yvonne Jarman is the Vice President and also the Media Officer of SWW. She has decades of experience in Education as Head of Studies and as an English teacher in…
Amanda Mark


Amanda is an aspiring writer with a background in financial markets. She is passionate about life, travel, food, women in business, sports, Olympics, rugby and equal rights for all…

Gwen Bitti


Gwen is Director of the 2017 Women Writers Retreat to be held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning, Wilton, NSW (15-17 September 2017) She comes from a financial…
Charo Devery


Charo has a background is in consulting, predominantly in the Finance and IT Industries. Having written various technical manuals, she is now in the process of learning new skills to…
Vivienne Foster


Vivienne is a Life Coach, NLP & Meta Dynamics Practitioner and is also an artist who writes short stories and is working on her memoir. Her latest venture is books…

Libby Hathorn


Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author of more than fifty books for children and young people. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won…
Lindsay Lewis


Lindsay’s career background is marketing, having spent many years in major Advertising Agencies before starting a high end bed linen business, thus creating a national brand and house-hold name. Additionally,…
Maria McDougall

Membership Secretary

Maria McDougall has written numerous educational programs, reports and procedures along with plays, skits and jingles for children’s performance items on the school stage. For many years she taught in…

Mary Ann Napper


Mary Ann spent thirty five years working in mental health as a registered nurse. Mary Ann Napper self-published her debut novella, Born to Fly, in 2014 and is involved in…
Wendy Searle


Robyn McWilliam

Workshop Coordinator

Robyn has been a Creative Writing Tutor on the Northern Beaches since 1990. After being published in various magazines and anthologies, a life story in the book, No Thanks Or…

Lynda Calder

Booking Officer

Margaret Zanardo

Editor Women's Ink!

Editor Women’s Ink! Margaret Zanardo is a Sydney-born writer with a background in English, languages and art. She worked as a teacher before following her passion to become a graphic…