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We are pleased to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Bradford.

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 Bradford campaign is supported by publishers Bonnier Books UK and Faber & Faber who will be donating books to the Bradford area, and authors Konnie Huq, Harry Heape, and Sairish Hussain who will both be supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Bradford.

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

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

Get involved with Connecting Stories

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    Meet the authors

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

    Enter our Connecting Stories competition for the chance to win signed books from our Connecting Stories authors and Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell!
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