Inspiring every child in the Northern Rivers region to write and tell their story.
What is StoryBoard?
StoryBoard is a travelling creative writing workshop fostering the next generation of readers and writers in the Northern Rivers. This free program brings exceptional authors and illustrators directly to regional schools, igniting young minds to create their own stories.
In 2018 we reached over 8,600 students, visiting schools as far as Tenterfield in the west, Kempsey in the south and Murwullimbah in the north.
‘My son has struggled with reading and writing for 2 years. He has been diagnosed with everything from dyslexia to audio processing delays… After the Byron Writers Festival “StoryBoard” visit to his school, I have to say, something has changed in him. He came home bursting with ideas and confidence and has since created six books. It gave me SUCH joy because this is a kid who was too anxious to even attempt to read until recently, let alone write. Thank you, you are doing truly beautiful and important work!’ – Sarah, Bangalow NSW
Get a taste, watch our showreel
In the zone with Casino Primary
Lismore Masterclass in full flight
Lucas and Geoffrey Ballina Public School
Our beautiful outdoor classroom
Story sharing with Eltham Primary
Teepee tales with Dunoon Primary
The Thinking Tree
Writing Safari Holiday Program with Tristan Bancks
Zanni Louise with bus and Casino kids
Ballina Masterclass Picture Book launch with Zanni Louise
Creative Happy Place at Eltham Primary
Fernleigh boys storytelling with volunteer Maz
In action with Eltham Primary
South West Rocks kids with Belinda Murrell and Oliver Phommavanh
Our workshops are tailored for students and young writers according to school level. We offer a range of workshops suitable for Primary Schools, High Schools as well as Masterclass workshops.
Book a Workshop (Booked Out)
StoryBoard school visits are booked out for 2019.
Please email [email protected]nwritersfestival to add your school to the waiting list in the case of a cancellation.
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.