Anna was grateful to be selected for a Queensland Writers Centre Access Fund in 2016. This enabled her to attend and participate in the Year of the Memoir course, with workshops held all day once a month, from February – June run by author Kari Gislason. During this time, Anna wrote the draft of her memoir ‘How to Knit a Human’. An extract of ‘How to Knit a Human’ was shortlisted for the the 2016 Scribe Non Fiction Prize.
Anna was excited to be selected as a Creative Young Star for the Creative Young Stars Program Grant. The grant will go towards professional development at the Queensland Writers Centre, where Anna will participate in Year of the Novel workshops run by Venero Armanno.