Children’s Book Weekend Retreat, Harcourt

Join Zanni Louise and award-winning presenters for this creative weekend retreat in the Victorian countryside.

During the weekend:
– make friends
– learn about the industry
– create space for your creativity
– learn illustration techniques
– learn writing techniques
– learn to edit
– workshop your ideas
– prepare for publishing.

18-19 March, 2023
Price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Places are limited so book early.

Day Guest
$590 for full weekend including workshops and catering

Shared Room
$690 for full weekend including workshops, catering and accommodation (shared room)

Own Room
$890 for full weekend including workshops, catering and accommodation (own room)
Contact Zanni to go on waitlist

“Zanni’s workshops and private mentoring were just the motivation I needed. It was a supportive and encouraging environment were I felt comfortable to share my thoughts and ideas. These sessions were the catalyst to me completing my book and becoming published.” Simi Genziuk

“Zanni has been a tremendous source of encouragement in my journey as a writer for children’s picture books. She is generous with her knowledge and sensitive in her training. Above all I appreciate her sunny optimism and support.” Carmen Forward

Bestselling author, Sally Rippin, will run a one-hour masterclass to help you develop your junior fiction writing.

Award-winning author, editor and publisher at Scholastic, Rebecca Young, runs a one-hour masterclass to help you edit your work.

Award-winning author and illustrator, Anna Pignataro, runs a one-hour masterclass about sketchbooking.

Award-winning illustrator, Judy Watson, runs a one-hour masterclass in picture book illustration.