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 24 publishers and over 60 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.

Children and young people across all 14 local areas recently took part in a creative writing competition. The amazing work submitted was displayed in online exhibitions in May and June and published in an anthology for each local area.

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    Meet the authors

    Find out more about the authors supporting the campaign across multiple regions.
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    Author resources

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