Connecting Stories Manchester

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.

What's happening

The Manchester campaign is supported by publishers HarperCollins UK and Guppy Books, who will both be donating books to the Manchester area. Authors David Baddiel and Louisa Reid will both also be supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Manchester.

Children and young people aged 7 to 14 in Manchester are invited to take part in a creative writing competition. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be displayed in an anthology. Find out more information on Manchester'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 Manchester.
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    Enter the creative writing 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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