The Storyboard Bus

In 2017, BYRON Writers Festival launched its StoryBoard Bus, a traveling creative writing program bringing authors and illustrators into schools across the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Founder Jesse Blackadder said the bus is “a mobile creative writing hub that includes a pop-up classroom and library full of creative ideas and surprises to ignite the imagination of everyone who sees it”

4Story Learning created a beautiful mural for the bus, which is loved by kids across regional NSW.

  • Role Designer and Artist
  • Date 2018

Digital mural, ready to be printed onto vinyl wrap and applied to the Storyboard Bus

Digital mural, ready to be printed as a vinyl wrap and applied to the Storyboard Bus

South West Rocks kids with Belinda Murrell and Oliver Phommavan

A free travelling creative writing workshop fostering the next generation of readers and writers in the Northern Rivers. StoryBoard brings acclaimed authors and illustrators directly to schools to work with students in all forms of creative writing.

In 2017 we reached over 7,000 students with our StoryBoard Bus, visiting schools as far as Tenterfield in the west, Kempsey in the south and Tweed Heads in the north.

MAGIC BUS: StoryBoard project co-ordinator Coralie Tapper, author Tristan Bancks, author and Byron Writers Festival board member Jesse Blackadder, Australia’s 2017 Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs, MP Justine Elliot and MLC Ben Franklin. Christian Morrow

Mayor Liz Campbell, award-winning authors, Belinda Murrell and Oliver Phommavanh and local school children during a visit from the Byron Writers Festival Storyboard Bus

The Storyboard Bus pop-up classroom <3