Byron Writers Festival invites your school to be a part of the StoryBoard experience. Follow the steps below to book your workshop!
Your StoryBoard Visit
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.
Generally, we offer one visit to each school, every year. However, your school can go on the waiting list for a second visit. If we get a cancellation or a spare booking, we will be in touch.
Most of our Chief Storytellers offer students a combination of a whole school presentation and a writing workshop for a smaller group, depending on your school’s requirements. We have a range of exciting presentations and workshops on offer. Learn more here
You are welcome to invite as many students as you like to attend the author presentation. Many schools invite every student. Our creative writing workshops, however, are for max. 25 students.
1 hour workshop for lower primary
1 hour 15 min workshop for upper primary
90 min workshop for secondary
How do students get selected for inclusion in the workshop(s)?
We wish we could offer every student in your school the opportunity to participate in the workshop; however, we cap workshops at 25 students to allow for maximum engagement.
As you know your students best, we ask you to select a mix of students based on their love of writing, their need for enhanced writing confidence and creative sparks, or their desire to be challenged. You will see this diversity in most classes. However, if you do have a group of keen writers from different classes, feel free to select them!
StoryBoard workshops are scheduled to fit within your school’s timetable.
Our visits are generally scheduled between 9am – 12.30pm, with lunch between 11 – 11.30am.
Our schedule though is flexible, and we will work with you to find the best fit.
Our online booking enquiry form asks you for your bell times so we can create a suggested schedule for you. Booking enquiry form here
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. If you are looking for a 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. Choose two potential dates that suit your school, read more about the workshops offered by available authors, then complete an enquiry form and we will be in touch.