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Promoting Reading for Pleasure and an Enjoyment of Literature

A collaboration between the Hull Library Service and the University of Hull.

This project introduced young people in secondary education to high quality literature, and encouraged the development of their creative writing skills, providing them with the opportunity to work with a critically acclaimed writer.  They were encouraged to write a short story that was entered into a creative writing competition.

All participating young people were gifted a copy of the visiting writer’s most recent work. 

Award: £9,650

📝 The 2019 BBC National Short Story Award is open for submissions – with a first prize of £15,000 💶 ow.ly/d6NG30mZ94n