We’re appealing to all storytellers to create a work that will bring a smile to the face of residents who are being hit hardest by the coronavirus lockdown.
Through our Tell Us A Story Connection Point project, we’re asking aspiring authors of all ages - from complete novices to people who are experienced creative writers - to come up with a short story that brings some hope, humour and happiness into the lives of people who are feeling most alone during this difficult time.
The stories will be delivered to vulnerable and older people living in the Borough, providing an entertaining distraction from their self-isolation and helping them feel connected with their fellow residents.
Storytellers of all ages and abilities are invited to create a work that should cover no more than one side of A4 paper. There are categories for adults and children.
Our website has lots of handy hints and tips, including guidance from famous writers such as Kurt Vonnegut.
Creative Learning and Participation Manager Caz Creagh said: “Tell Us a Story is about much more than writing. This is an opportunity to support our community in a simple creative way, making someone smile, encouraging a new train of thought, or prompting a conversation away from the difficult day-to-day. Please consider spending a short time exploring your own imagination, put words on a page and help us brighten someone’s day.”