Our Connecting Stories campaign launched on Tuesday 19 January in Birmingham.

Connecting Stories is an Arts Council England-funded project addressing the literacy attainment gap across our 14 Hub areas and increases children and young people’s access to literary experiences and books in communities most in need of support.

The Birmingham campaign is supported by Penguin Random House UK, who will be donating books across the Birmingham area, and author Sathnam Sanghera who will be supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Birmingham.

Young people age 11 to 14 are invited to take part in a creative writing competition with the theme 'The Stories of Our City'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be displayed in an anthology. Find out more information on Birmingham's competition page.

More community-driven activities related to the Connecting Stories campaign will be announced throughout the year.

Read more about the launch here.

Get involved with Connecting Stories

  • Sathnam Sanghera

    Meet the authors

    Find out more about Sathnam Sanghera, who is supporting the Connecting Stories campaign in Birmingham.
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    Enter the competition

    A creative writing competition for young people age 11-14, with an exciting theme - 'The Stories of Our City'.
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