Byron Writers Festival would like to invite you to be a part of our StoryBoard program.
What is StoryBoard?
A travelling creative writing workshop fostering the next generation of readers and writers in the Northern Rivers. StoryBoard brings an acclaimed author or illustrator directly to your school to work with the students in all forms of creative writing.
StoryBoard is a FREE presentation/workshop experience for all Northern Rivers schools (maximum three hours). We ask the schools to provide morning tea for the author and volunteer tutor.
Your StoryBoard Visit
Depending on the author or school requirements, this may include an author presentation to the whole school and a workshop OR just a workshop.
Creative writing workshops involve a max. of 20 students
Recommended 1 hour Workshop for Lower Primary
1 hour 15mins for Upper Primary
90 minutes for Secondary
StoryBoard workshops are scheduled to fit within your school’s timetable. Approx. 10am – 1.30pm.With a scheduled lunch break usually between 11 – 11.30am. We can be flexible with this.
How to book a workshop
Follow the steps below to book a workshop. If you are unsure about which workshop is suitable for your class or school, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
STEP 1: Review the StoryBoard bookings calendar below to find two potential dates that suit your school.
STEP 2: Review Primary or High School workshop plans (links below). If you are looking for workshop outside of school hours, check out our Master Class workshops
STEP 3: Once you have chosen a workshop that fits with your preferred dates, complete online booking enquiry form
STEP 4: StoryBoard team will contact you for more details and arrange a booking
STEP 5: StoryBoard will email you a Booking Kit with the following:
Checklist : what to prepare for our visit
Parental permission slip
Book order form (if applicable)
STEP 6: StoryBoard team will touch base and confirm all details the day before the workshop.
Our availability calendar is published below and updated on a weekly basis. Please choose two potential dates that suit your school, then complete an enquiry form and we will be in touch.
Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Without people like you, we would not be able to offer young people the personal attention that helps their writing soar and their confidence blossom. By volunteering with us, you will be making a difference to young people’s lives, one story at a time.