We are pleased to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Nottingham. 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 Nottingham campaign is supported by publishers Hachette UK and Usborne, who will both be donating books across Nottingham. Authors L.D. Lapinski, William Hussey, and Darren Simpson are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Nottingham
Children and young people aged 7 to 14 are invited to take part in a creative writing competition with the theme ' Friends, Family and Relationships'. All entrants will receive a certificate, and the winning entries will be published in an anthology. Find out more on Nottingham's competition page.
More community-driven activities related to the Connecting Stories campaign will be announced throughout the year.