Staff & Board
The Program Coordinator organizes and administers all Collective programs: workshops, contests, Inside Publishing, Library Out Loud, Writers’ Circles and The Collective Consciousness. The Coordinator also supports the volunteer committee that organizes Speaking Crow.
Author of nine + teen and middle grade novels published in Canada and Europe, Anita is also editor at Great Plains Teen Fiction. When not word wrangling she can usually be found playing her guitar or ukulele, or instigating home renovations.
The Communications Coordinator is the first point of contact for members and the public for information and assistance regarding the Collective and its services.
Jodi is the author of Spaghetti is NOT a Finger Food and Other Life Lessons, a humorous chapter book about an eight-year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Writers’ Collective is governed by a volunteer Board. The Board oversees and supports the operations of the Collective. The Board makes decisions about programming and finances. The Board includes the Editorial Committee that manages The Collective Consciousness, and two Board members judge the annual Marie Barton Postcard Fiction contest.
Hilary joined the Board in 2008 as Secretary and became the President in 2009. An aspiring writer since childhood, Hilary was published in Juice in her halcyon college days and currently churns out business copy for a marketing communications firm in Winnipeg.
After a year as volunteer layout artist for the Collective Consciousness, Eve Dutton joined the Writers’ Collective Board in 2008 and became Vice-President in 2009. Her third-grade report card reads as follows: “Eve loves to write. Unfortunately, we cannot get her to stop.”
Originally from Winnipeg, Thembani served a short term as The Collective’s Programming Coordinator before becoming a board member, following a move to Toronto. She now volunteers her time directing the newly rebranded Collective Consciousness; while balancing other hats working in media production as the Director of Brand Marketing for film industry directory, Fonebook, and as a screenwriter and filmmaker.