Thread has been awarded funding from Literature Works‘ Grassroots Literature Awards Scheme to deliver a pilot project to inspire young readers to create visual stories.
In collaboration with John Kilburn, a book artist, publisher and illustrator and Lucy Kerr, artist and illustrator, Thread will work with Marlborough school children to spark new ideas about creative writing.
The aim of these sessions is to inspire children, who may be unconfident readers, to develop skills in visual and narrative literacy that help them create and share stories.
Anna Kiernan, Managing Partner at Thread said:
I’m delighted about this new creative collaboration and am grateful to Literature Works for their support and to Marlborough school for their enthusiasm for this project. My son and John’s nephew are not avid readers but make up fantastic stories. We wanted to create opportunities for other children to explore story-telling through scribing, outdoor adventures and local inspiration.