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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Storytime w/an Award-Winning Author

Atlanta, United StatesPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Jesse

60 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

- First, I’ll share my journey on how I went from the world of sports to Silicon Valley to storytelling as a children's book author.

- Next, I’ll perform two storytime readings, cover-to-cover, of my award-winning picture books Sunny Days and Real Jungle Tales.

- After the reading, we'll explore some of the creative elements involved in bringing this book to life (world-building, color theme, character journey, mood arc, etc.) and share ways children's picture books go from idea to a finished book.

- Lastly, we’ll have an open discussion where kids and adults can ask questions about creating children's books, the stories we read, or advice about how to move forward with their awesome story idea(s).

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- First, I’ll share my journey on how I went from the world of sports to Silicon Valley to storytelling as a children's book author.

- Next, I’ll perform two storytime readings, cover-to-cover, of my award-winning picture books Sunny Days and Real Jungle Tales.

- After the reading, we'll explore some of the creative elements involved in bringing this book to life (world-building, color theme, character journey, mood arc, etc…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Jesse can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $250.

What to bring

  • Something to write and on (in case you want to take old-school notes or jot down ideas or questions)!
  • Your imagination!

Meet your host, Jesse

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 145 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m an award-winning children's book author with six published works and a decade in the field. I was fortunate to read my stories to over 25,000 kids worldwide to date and am excited to now bring this experience to Airbnb. My current work includes creating children's books for traditional publishers, non-profits, independent initiatives, and ex-NBA athletes.
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 145 reviews.

Sophia
April 2021
Jesse was fantastic! His books are amazing, brimming with his talent and that of his collaborators. They're so fun to read. The way in which he set up the experience--adding opportunities for learning intermixed with his story telling--was hugely successful and engaging IMO. He kept the pace moving quickly, interacting often with the children on the experience, and keeping them entertained. The adults in the experience, including myself, were just as enthralled!
Jesse was fantastic! His books are amazing, brimming with his talent and that of his collaborators. They're so fun to read. The way in which he set up the experience--adding opport…
Lauren
March 2021
Phenomenal! This was an evening activity for participants in our leadership development program. I can't thank Jesse enough for our session. We were in awe of his skill at both telling his beautiful stories and keeping all the kids (and adults) extremely engaged the entire time...on Zoom! Afterward we heard stories from participants about how much fun their kids had and how memorable it was. This was also a chance for folks to not just have their kids with them on Zoom, but to treat them to an experience that felt specially made for them. He customized the experience ahead of time for our group, but altered his presentation and activities quickly based on who showed up (mostly kids). We also really enjoyed hearing about his fascinating personal/professional journey. Jesse is truly a masterful storyteller and I can't recommend this experience enough.
Phenomenal! This was an evening activity for participants in our leadership development program. I can't thank Jesse enough for our session. We were in awe of his skill at both te…
Stacy
February 2021
I held this for a corporate event and we all can't wait for his next stories to come out! Will definitely have him host again!
Stacy
February 2021
I held this for a corporate event and we all can't wait for his next stories to come out! Will definitely have him host again!
Andrew
February 2021
Whether you are looking for something to do with the kids or event to get your own creative juices flowing, Jesse's experience is a must! Learn about the creative process and enjoy his beautiful works of art! Highly recommended!
Nicole
January 2021
This experience was very informative and detailed. Jesse provided me with more information about the business than I even knew about or considered. Great way to learn about the various steps in the process. He also shared a free resource to outline your story, which was super helpful! Highly recommended!
This experience was very informative and detailed. Jesse provided me with more information about the business than I even knew about or considered. Great way to learn about the var…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.