Creative Bookmaking Tent at Newcastle Writers Festival

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="23328,23329,23331,23332,23333,23334,23335" img_size="400x400"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] It's been a busy time! Last Friday, I flew down south for Newcastle Writers Festival.  I had the pleasure of attending this lovely festival with one of my best friends on Saturday. Laughed at Kitty...

Grafton Yamba StoryBoard Tour

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="23318,23319,23320,23321,23322,23323" img_size="400x400"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] The StoryBoard crew have just returned after an epic school tour of Grafton and Yamba.  Authors Jesse Blackadder, Samatha Turnbull and myself ran story writing workshops with nearly 400 kids in two days. On Wednesday,...

Ballina Young Writers Masterclass

Young Writers’ Ballina Masterclass Launch Books

[embed]https://youtu.be/-JJPjiFWM9A[/embed] For the last term, I've been lucky enough to work with ten talented young writers and illustrators from the Northern NSW community.  Kids aged 10-16 gathered fortnightly at Ballina Library, for free StoryBoard sessions, provided by Byron Writers Festival. The goal was for each person to...

Great Girl Characters For International Women’s Day

I was reading Archie and the Bear to kids at the Byron Writers' Festival last year, when a mother asked: "Why have you chosen to write a male protagonist? You are a female. You should write from a girl's perspective.” Other than spluttering on about the...

What would you paint?

To celebrate the launch of TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH, I'd like to ask you, 'What would you paint, if you found a magic paintbrush?' Send me pictures of your paintings and drawings on email hello[@]zannilouise.com or tag #whatwouldyoupaint? on social media. I'd love to see!...