Wendi Smallwood, Interim Executive Director

Wendi Smallwood is a local actor, director, bookkeeper and arts administrator. Since her move back home, Wendi has worked with local arts organizations St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF), Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, Wonderbolt Productions, and has recently joined the Women’s Work Festival team. Wendi is looking forward to working with WANL and the Newfoundland and Labrador literary community.



Samantha Fitzpatrick, Member Services Coordinator

Samantha Fitzpatrick is an administrative professional with a passion for communications and event-planning. She is an avid volunteer and has been heavily involved in non-profit and arts work for the past five years. Currently, she is serving as Director of Communications on the board for local non-profit Raise Up Fundraising, Inc. As WANL’s Member Services Coordinator, Samantha is excited to put her skills to use in support of her province’s writing community.