Who We Are

Kahini Oceania was set up by Kirsten Le Harivel in 2014. Since our inception, we have hosted a wide range of writers from across Aotearoa who have generously shared their skills, knowledge and experience with us and our participants. In 2020, we changed our identity to Writers Practice to better reflect what we do and who we serve. We’re really excited to bring Pip Adam onto the programming team to allow us to expand our offerings.

Our Team

Kirsten

Kirsten Le Harivel

Founder/Director

Pip Adam credit to Victoria Birkinshaw

Pip Adam

Program Support

2021 Teaching Writers

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Pip Adam credit to Victoria Birkinshaw

Pip Adam

Cas

Cassie Hart

Darusha

M. Darusha Wehm

Rob Hack

Rob Hack

Rose Lu credit Ebony Lamb

Rose Lu

Helen Lehndorf

Helen Lehndorf

Ruby Solly credit Sebastian Lowe

Ruby Solly

Previous Teaching Writers

Catherine Chidgey

Helen Heath Mark Coote

Helen Heath

Pip
Desmond

Kerry
Lane

Whiti Hereaka

Chris
Tse

Paddy Richardson

Ingrid Kölle

Ingrid Kolle

James George

Anahera Gildea

Helen Heath Mark Coote

Helen
Heath

Catherine Robertson

Gary Copeland Lilley

Sia Figiel

Sia Figiel

Hera Lindsay Bird

Terese Svoboda

Terese
Svoboda

Anna Taylor

Rajorshi Chakraborti

Renée

Lynn Jenner

Nalini Singh


Mandy Hager

Mandy Hager

Vivienne Plumb

Vivienne Plumb

Victor Rodger

Queenie Rikihana-Hyland

Gigi Fenster

Gigi Fenster