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We are excited to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Hastings and St Leonards.

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.

Hastings Literacy Hub

What's happening?

The Hastings campaign is supported by Bloomsbury Publishing who will be donating books to the Hastings area, and authors Michelle Robinson and Lesley Parr who will be supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the town.

Children aged 7 to 11 are invited to take part in a creative writing competition with the theme 'Discovery'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be displayed in an anthology. Find out more information on Hastings' competition page.

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

Get involved with Connecting Stories

  • Michelle Robinson

    Meet the authors

    Find out more about the authors supporting Connecting Stories in Hastings.
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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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