City Stories is a literacy and reading project delivered by SmithMartin Partnership LLP


City Stories logo by Radha Clelland  of SmithMartin LLP| The 'Open Book' design by magicmarie of Athens, Greece.


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If you would like an event in your setting or local authority use the 'contact us' button at the bottom of the page. City Stories - happy to help...

Bringing books alive!

Books for school libraries, community centres and children's centres...everywhere

Connecting children and authors around the globe...

Some of our authors...

On the page opposite you can see some of the authors, illustrators and story-tellers who made such a great contribution to Leyton Stories, a recent City Stories event.


Their enthusiasm, energy and care in delivering work to the children was fantastic.


Our gallery page has images of the event which you can review.

Jane Clarke

Children's author and specialist in delivering workshops to both children and adults in education.

Amaofi Kwapong

Storyteller and educationalist, delivering fascinating insights into learning and cultural difference.

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Photo-journalist and children's writer.

Presenting Africa and children's lives in new and refreshing contexts.

Mike Spoor

Artist and ceramicist, delivering practical art workshops and insights into creativity for children of all ages.

Clare Beaton

Children's author and specialist in craft and making with children. Fun workshops, raising awareness of texture, colour and imagination.

You can see more detailed artistic biographies, books published and links to publishers on the Leyton Stories website.