Andrea Lewis
CEO/ Festival Director

Andrea Lewis currently holds the position of CEO/Festival Director of Somerset Storyfest, the writer’s festival for the Gold Coast. First contracted in 2003 by the then Somerset Celebration of Literature, Andrea has taken the festival from strength to strength to be recognised as one of Australia’s foremost writers’ festivals. Andrea’s commitment to Arts and Culture industry on the Gold Coast and beyond have assisted in developing literacy-based activities throughout the City for children, youth and adults. Taking a collaborative approach and always looking for innovative ways in which to support like minded organisations, ensures success for everyone.


Tayla Haynes
Marketing Coordinator

Tayla joined the Storyfest team in 2016. With extensive experience in Graphic Design, Tayla oversees marketing and is responsible to ensure our brand and messaging is consistent with values. As well as supervision of the creative aspect of Storyfest, Tayla also coordinates the Sponsored Schools Programme and is the key liaison for Authors to the annual writer’s festival.


Lucy Spudic
Event Coordinator

Lucy has a diverse history, having worked in the events industry for over 10 years. Commencing in the role of event coordinator in 2018, Lucy brings her experience overseeing logistics along with supervision of the Storyfest internship programme. Lucy’s welcoming approach sees her interact with our sponsors ensuring efficient stewardship is maintained.