As a writer/editor, business manager, community theatre artist and event coordinator, I have many hats…

In 2021, I am continuing Creative Development on my spoken word myth, The Wilding Stories in order to record audio version with multi-voice female artists. 

I will also continue work on several radio plays and tales – Deadwater Chant; Karri Tale, Spongedoll – previously developed and produced for stage or storytelling; moving further into completing an anthology of spoken work audio works and developing my website Old Souls, New Visions to also include my body of plays, short stories, blogs, histories, and community content.

Much of my energy in 2018-19 was focused on working as an editor of numerous private and community manuscripts for independent publishing – Wednesday’s Garden – the story of Margaret River’s community garden; Don’t Cry, Dance by Nina Angelo; The Lyndi Tree by Ginn Fourie; and English language translation of Jabi Iraizoz’s Basque tale, Lucia and Great White.

Alongside my creative practice, my partner Gerry Reilly and I run our hot glass studio, Melting Pot Glass Studio and Zaniplace Artist’s Retreat from our 1.5-hectare property on a hilltop overlooking the Margaret River valley. 

After many years running our demonstration studio and gallery on the Main Street of Margaret River, we are now running a more hands-on experiential model, running hot glassmaking experience workshops, alongside Gerry Reilly’s corporate and private commission work Australia wide; and new experiments and forthcoming sculptural design approach to our hot glass practice. 

We are also working directly with major venues, event companies, corporations, government agencies and galleries. 

I run numerous small scale independent events here at Zani Place including writing residential and short workshops and micro-theatre events; plus glass studio staff parties, corporate and private bookings for individuals, partners, families, friends, and groups.

An 8 day writing and improvisation workshop with John Marsden (Tomorrow Series) and Keith Johnstone (Impro) in 2004 informs much of my approach to life and work in business, in mentoring and working alongside writers, in community arts and in designing shared creative spaces.

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Get in touch

Email: margot@thewildingstories.com

Phone: 0420 940 123