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

The Black Country area campaign is supported by publishers Old Barn Books, Simon & Schuster UK and Bonnier Books UK who will all be donating books. Authors A.M. Dassu, Benjamin Dean, and Raj Kaur Khaira are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the Black Country area.

Get involved with Connecting Stories

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    Meet the authors

    Learn more about the authors supporting the Black Country, and why they're excited to be a part of the Connecting Stories campaign.
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    Creative writing competition

    Age 7 to 11? Take part in our creative writing competition about 'Our Journeys'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be displayed in an anthology! Competition closes 12 March.
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