National Share-a-Story Month

National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the core aim of the FCBG of bringing children and stories together.

Across the country Federation book groups and individuals run a whole host of events. Each year we are inspired by a specific theme and work with different organisations to provide people with resources and opportunities.

50TH_CCF_Purple_Background250pxWe are delighted to announce that the theme for National Share-A-Story Month 2014 is ‘Imagination and Inventiveness’ as we join with Dahl & Dahl and Puffin Publishers to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This May Federation book groups and individuals will be encouraged to run a whole host of events based on ideas linked with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other wonderful Dahl Publications. Puffin are providing activity packs, posters and competition prizes and the Dahl Literary Estate is supporting us too.

We hope that large numbers of events will take place in schools and communities, using the wonderful story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to inspire young people to share stories with each other.

More detailed information and packs of ideas will be sent to Federation book groups by the end of February.

For more information please email Louise Stothard, NSSM coordinator

Click HERE for National Share-a-Story Month Events Listing