Workshops for adults and children

Zanni runs inspiring courses for kids and adults.

For three years, Zanni has taught adults how to write for children. These courses introduce you to the publishing industry, inspire you to collect ideas, record ideas, and turn your ideas into stories. We focus on workshopping your stories, so they are ready to share with the world. Zanni talks about approaching publishers and agents, as well as how to integrate and ritualise writing into your life.

Zanni has run bookmaking and story writing workshops for children for a number of years. Zanni teaches kids how to make their own books from materials around the house. She also helps kids construct, edit and develop their stories. Kids leave the workshop feeling inspired, and proud of themselves for having made a book from scratch.

“Thank you for that wonderful workshop you led for us all yesterday. It was so inspiring and the fire to yearn to write was awakened in me yesterday. Thank you so much again. I loved it.” – Susan, Sydney.

“It was great to get an insight into writing and the structure behind it. It was such a pleasure to meet you, hear about your professional journey along with your own perceptions about writing and the industry.” – Carla, Sydney.

“Thank you so much for yesterday, it was such a glorious taste of affirmation and freedom for me, both literally and creatively. Your generous, warm spirit imbued your teaching with encouragement, which all the participants would have felt.” – Mandy, Sydney.

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Upcoming workshops

Young Writers Masterclass, Lismore Library

5-6.30, Wednesday 16 Aug

Writing for Children (adults), Queensland Writers Centre, Brisbane

Sunday 3 September


Zanni loves working with people one-on-one, helping you start your writing career, and work on your stories. With a background in psychology and counselling, Zanni has had years of experience supporting people to reach their creative goals.

Working with Zanni one-on-one is an invaluable opportunity to share and workshop your stories with an experienced writer, before submitting them to a publisher or agent. Zanni also helps you look at your individual life situation, and work out how to get the most out of the time you have, so you can spend it being creative and productive.

Contact Zanni for more details.