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We are pleased to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Swindon.

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 Swindon campaign is supported by publisher Hachette UK who will be donating books across the Swindon area. Authors Rebecca Henry, Steve Antony, and Simon Farnaby are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Swindon.

Children and young people aged 7 to 14 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 Swindon 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 Swindon.
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    Enter the creative writing competition

    A creative writing competition for ages 7-14, with an exciting theme - 'Everyday Heroes'.
    Learn more