Connecting Stories

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Our Connecting Stories campaign is an Arts Council England-funded project to address the literacy attainment gap across our 14 Hub areas and increase children and young people’s access to literary experiences and books in communities most in need of support. It is supported by 18 publishers and over 30 authors.

Connecting Stories provides a programme of exciting events: from virtual author visits, creative writing competitions, book donations, and a variety of activities for families to enjoy. Celebrated children’s writers including Sathnam Sanghera, Konnie Huq and Steve Antony are examples of the authors working in areas where they fit the age group and demographic of the audience of children and young people.

The creative writing competition is open until March 12, and there is a unique theme for each regional area. Find out more on the Connecting Stories competition page.

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

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    Meet the authors

    Find out more about the authors supporting the campaign across multiple regions.
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    Creative writing competitions

    Learn more about the creative writing competitions, for children and young people age 7 - 14. Competition closes 12 March.
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    Author resources

    Download fun activities and resources from the authors supporting the Connecting Stories campaign!
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