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Our Connecting Stories campaign has officially launched in the North Yorkshire Coast.

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.

The North Yorkshire Coast campaign is supported by publishers Usborne and Faber & Faber who will be donating books up and down the coast. Authors Chloe Daykin and Jenny Pearson are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in the local area.

What's happening?

Children age 7 to 11 are invited to take part in a creative writing competition, with the theme 'Everyday Heroes'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and winning entries will be published in an anthology. Find out more on the Our Stories 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 locally.
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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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