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A story or poem of Hope. That is my invitation and your gift today. I came across this on social media this morning. 100 children’s authors and illustrators have responded to a call out for life affirming stories, poems, images, and produced this FREE Book of Hopes in support of children everywhere during lockdown. It’s utterly beautiful.


Have a read. Then let both the idea of the project, and the poems and stories and illustrations themselves be your inspiration to write your own piece inspired by this idea of Hope. It could be something you’ve done, seen, read , or imagined – anything! But let it be life affirming, which doesn’t mean it might not be heart squirming at the same time. These times call for tenderness, which isn’t always comfortable, but children seem to be naturals at it. Let your heart and mind be tenderized. Then write!