Connecting Stories 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.
The Middlesbrough campaign is supported by Walker Books who will be donating books all over the town. Authors Matt Oldfield and Jamie Russell are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the local area.
Children and young people in Middlesbrough recently took part in a creative writing competition. Judging is underway with winners to be announced shortly! Winning entries will be published in an anthology and displayed in an exhibition in partnership with a cultural venue in Middlesbrough. Find out more on the Middlesbrough competition page.
On May 10th at 10am, we're calling on the people of Middlesbrough to Take 10 and read. Our research has shown us that reading can be an effective way of helping people take care of their mental health and wellbeing – and it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits!
Register here to take part in our Take 10 Challenge on May 10th, and to receive free resources.
More community-driven activities related to the Connecting Stories campaign will be announced throughout the year.
Meet the authorsFind out more about the authors supporting Connecting Stories in Middlesbrough.Learn more
Join the Take 10 ChallengeWe want to encourage 100,000 people across the nation to read at the same time to boost their wellbeing!Learn more
Enter the creative writing competitionEntries for this competition are closed.Learn more