Writing For Children Workshop

Zanni has run engaging writing courses for adults for a number of years at writers centres and festivals, including Byron Writers Festival and Queensland Writers Centre.

In a nurturing and supportive workshop environment, Zanni helps writers generate and harness ideas, develop compelling stories and characters, and make writing a meaningful and practical part of every day life. She also introduces aspiring authors to the submission process.

Course outcomes include:
Increased confidence in writing ability
Practice writing narrative and dialogue that appeals to children
New story ideas
Knowledge about story and character development
Editing tips and advice
Feedback on writing style and story
Knowledge about the children’s book industry
Knowledge about the submission process
Practical tips for integrating writing into every day life

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday 24 March, Byron Writers Festival

Tuesday 23 April, Writing for Children masterclass, The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, NSW


“Zanni delivered the course in such an easy, helpful way. She took us seamlessly through each topic, instilling a real sense of excitement for writing. This course delivered all I thought it would be and more!” – Linda Quinn Jarvis, Mullumbimby

“This was a great and supportive course, which has helped to inspire me with my book. Lovely delivery and a wonderful group of people.” – Portia Tristam, Mullumbimby

“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.