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As there are very few LGBTQ+ voices in children’s publishing, and very few LGBTQ+ characters in children’s books, we want to change that. We will do this by publishing a new collection of children’s books called The Rainbow Library in 2023 – the collection will include picture books, short stories or novella, poetry, non-fiction and comics. And we want LGBTQ+ young people to help us do this!
The Rainbow Library project is taking place across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Northern Ireland in eight places: Manchester, Nottingham and Basildon in England; Dumfries and Inverness in Scotland; Belfast and Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland; and Cork in the Republic of Ireland. In every one of these places, over two years, a group of LGBTQ+ young people will:
Manchester workshops will take place in The People’s History Museum and Central Library on weekends between February 12th and March 26th 2022.
This is a very exciting opportunity for young people (aged 16-25) from Manchester to get involved with the creation of a book from start to finish, gaining skills, knowledge and experience to shape their future lives as writers or illustrators.
Our workshops will be lead by Jay Hulme, an award winning transgender performance poet, speaker and educator and New York Times best selling illustrator David Roberts.
To apply and find out more information on all of the above, please download the application pack below.
Please note that the deadline to submit an application has now been extended to Monday 31st January 2022 at 5pm. If you have any questions on the project or application please email us email@example.com. Good luck with your applications!
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