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Jesse Blackadder and Australia’s small town cultural life

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Jesse Blackadder, my co-creator on the ‘Dream Riders’ series of novels for young people – and principle author of Book Two in the series: Storm) died this year. Six months ago, during lockdown, after a short and unexpected illness. As well as her grieving partner and family and friends, she has left behind an important cultural legacy: the Storyboard program. Founded by Jesse in 2016, Storyboard brings writers into schools to run writing workshops in the Northern Rivers region of NSW where we both lived. In that short amount of time it’s already reached over 27 000 young people, not…

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