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Former NASA storyteller to host XpoNorth workshop

Published: 03/08/2022

As part of a year of free events to help creative and heritage businesses, XpoNorth is bringing a new on-hour workshop next week focusing on ways of transforming storytelling into a business tool.

Jessica Fox

It will be hosted on 11 August, online, by Jessica Fox, XpoNorth adviser, storyteller, filmmaker and author. XpoNorth is Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s (HIE’s) specialist support mechanism for creative industries.

The hour-long session will be hosted by XpoNorth adviser, storyteller, filmmaker and author Jessica Fox. She has established a unique ‘bookshop holiday’ experience in Wigtown and published a book about her journey from working in NASA to life in a small-town Scottish bookshop and is now in the process of being developed into a film.

Jessica said: “Telling stories is something innate to all of us, yet we often don’t realise the power of this everyday act in cultivating strong relationships with others. By learning how to implement storytelling as a business device, participants will be empowered to form more meaningful connections in the workplace, to the benefit of businesses and personal relationships alike.”

To sign up to the event, go to

The workshop will start at 11am.