Zanni is available to visit your primary or secondary school.

With years of experience running writing workshops for children and adults, Zanni loves helping young writers uncover their fabulous ideas, and write compelling stories.

Zanni is also available for inspiring author talks, where Zanni shares her journey as a published author, and her secret recipe for making a living out of doing what you love.

Schools often like to book a combination of an author talk, and workshops for inspired writers.

Contact Beth at The Children’s Bookshop Speaker’s Agency or Gabby at StoryBoard, Byron Writers Festival to book Zanni to visit your school.

Download ‘Writing Workshop With Zanni Louise’ for a free introduction to my writing masterclass for kids, to use in your classrooms or at home. You’re welcome!

Primary School Workshop: Magic Story Workshop

To celebrate the launch of TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH, CBCA nominated author, Zanni Louise takes young writers on a magical writing journey into the imagination. Armed with an imaginary magic paintbrush, nifty story ideas, and a big imagination, young writers will step outside reality and create a story they are proud to share with others. This workshop promotes creative thinking, writing confidence and collaboration.

Topics covered

  • Create compelling characters readers will connect with
  • Create a world for your characters
  • Develop a compelling story arc
  • Tips for overcoming writer’s block
  • Tips for editing and story development
  • Story presentation
  • Author Q&A

The Magic Story Workshop is a 45min – 2hour workshop suitable for 6-12 year olds.

Upper Primary & High School Workshop: Create Compelling Stories

 

In this engaging workshop, CBCA nominated author Zanni Louise guides writers through steps to harness creativity, and develop compelling stories. Zanni shares tips for overcoming writer’s block, and developing fresh story ideas. Writers will develop compelling characters, with strong motivations and challenges, and use the narrative arc to guide characters home to a satisfying resolution. This workshop promotes creative thinking, story development, working positively with feedback, collaboration and confidence presenting work.

Topics

  • Create compelling characters readers will connect with
  • Develop a rich and compelling story arc
  • Tips for overcoming writer’s block
  • Tips for editing and story development
  • Story presentation
  • Author Q&A

This 1-2 hour workshop is suitable for 9-12 year-olds, and high school.