Ginni Manning is a playwright, theatre maker and writer from Liverpool who co-wrote Dipalo, the ASSITEJ Award winning play, with Lalu Mokuku. She completed the Higher Education Certificate of Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool from 2009-2013 concentrating on Screenwriting and Writing for Performance. She was an inaugural participant in the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres Playwright Development Programme in Liverpool in 2015 and completed the M.R. Advanced Playwright Programme in London in 2018. Ginni has worked alongside the Lantern Writers, based at the Unity Theatre for five years. She is a member of Write Local Play Global, the playwright organisation associated with ASSITEJ (The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences) and performed at the Assitej 2017 Cradle of Creativity. She has work on regularly in the North West and in the summer of 2018 participated in the Scenic Route Theatre lab with work performed in London. She is a facilitator and writer for Writing on the Wall based in Liverpool. She appeared at the Action Transport Theatre Writers Ball as Writer In Residence and assists their Young Writers group with award winning playwright Kevin Dyer.