Zanni Louise is passionate about writing quality books for children of all ages and inspiring people to write their own stories.
Based in the Byron Bay hinterland, Zanni has published twelve books, including the popular ERROL picture book series, STARDUST SCHOOL OF DANCE chapter books and TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH. Her new series HUMANKIND is out in 2020.
She’s collaborated with several award-winning picture book illustrators, and has twice been nominated for the CBCA Book Awards. ARCHIE AND THE BEAR was selected for the prestigious White Ravens International Catalogue. Her books are sold in over twenty foreign territories.
As well as appearing at festivals, Zanni mentors writers and runs writing workshops for kids and adults Australia-wide. She is one of the Australian Writers Centre tutors.
We’re All Creative (Author Presentation)
Duration: 20 min – 30 min Suitable for: Stage 1, 2 & 3
Are you creative? Many kids don’t think so. But in this fun session, Zanni will help you see just how creative you are! Zanni leads kids through her own creative process and how books are made. She performs ERROL with the kids, and leaves plenty of time to answer their questions.
In this fun workshop, kids will develop an original character, plot their story and get plenty of time to write. Even the most reluctant writers experience writing as fun and learn something new about themselves. Zanni works one on one with both reluctant and advanced writers to inspire them to tell their story, in the way that best suits them.
You’ve written a story. Then what? The next step is putting on your editor’s hat and editing! Editing is an essential part of the writing process, but most kids stop at the first draft. In this fun workshop, Zanni leads kids through professional editing techniques they actually like! One Year 3 boy reported after a Sweaty Brain Editing session: ‘I speak for everyone, well myself at least, when I say I discovered how much I loved editing!’