The Organisation

The Society of Women Writers activities are managed and conducted by an honorary elected committee each year. Our monthly literary luncheons held at the State Library of NSW include inspiring and informative keynote addresses, guest speakers and members' news bites. Day and evening workshops provide writers with additional techniques.

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…
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…

Jan Conway


Using memory, journals, diaries, letters and her children’s school ‘News’ books, Jan is writing of her families’ experience living as expatriates on the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. In 2009…
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…
Lynda Calder

Booking Officer

Pippa Kay

Workshop Coordinator

Pippa Kay is the Sydney-based author of two books:  Doubt & Conviction: The Kalajzich Inquiry (non-fiction) and Back Stories (short stories).  She has been a member of the Society…