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 26 publishers and 55 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.

What's on:

We have two exciting activities for you to download and enjoy: a Nature Quest Walk and Talk trail and a secret Spy Mission! Plus, we have community events across our local areas, make sure you choose your area below to see what's on.

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Storytelling Month

Storytelling Month is an opportunity for us to celebrate the richness of people’s stories, experiences and different cultures and to raise awareness of the breadth of languages across our Hub areas.

Find out about Storytelling Month
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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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