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Inclusive Stories Festival

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Our Inclusive Stories Festival is taking place online from Monday 6 February to Friday 10 February. The festival will feature a series of fully funded events with a diverse range of authors, illustrators and stories to inspire a love of reading for all. Registration will open on the Friday 20 January.

The festival is open to both mainstream and special education settings in Scotland. The videos include authors reading from their books, leading activities and talking about the importance of disabled and neurodiverse representation in children and young people's books.

All pre-recorded events will be captioned. All live events will be recorded with captions available at a later date.

Festival schedule

We are delighted to announce the following online events:

Registration opens on Friday 20 January. It is free to take part, and a link to join will be sent to you on the morning of the event.

Sensory Storytelling

The Inclusive Stories Festival is part of Sensory Storytelling which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to pupils in Scotland's special schools.

Sensory Storytelling is generously supported by the Mohn Westlake Foundation.