Connecting Stories Blackpool

We are excited to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Blackpool.

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.

What's happening?

The Blackpool campaign is supported by HarperCollins Publishers, who will be donating books to the Blackpool area, and authors Chris Callaghan and Lisa Rajan, who will both be supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the Blackpool community.

Children and young people aged 7 to 14 are invited to take part in a creative writing competition'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be displayed in an anthology. Find out more information on Blackpool's competition page.

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

Get involved with Connecting Stories

  • Lisa Rajan

    Meet the authors

    Find out more about the authors supporting Connecting Stories in Blackpool.
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    Enter the competition

    A creative writing competition for children age 7-11, with an exciting theme - 'Blackpool's Future'.
    Learn more