Passionate about young people’s literacy and creativity, Jesse was the founder and project leader of Byron Writers Festival StoryBoard, a mobile creative writing program based on the 826 Valencia model of creative literacy for young people. 

StoryBoard takes authors and storytellers to schools in Northern NSW to run creative writing workshops. It has directly reached more than 17,000 young people with free workshops. As well as overseeing the project, Jesse was one of StoryBoard’s Storytellers-in-chief, leading creative writing programs.

Read about the launch of StoryBoard.

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