What Kind of Stories Are We Looking For?

We’re looking for two types of story about the pandemic in Knowsley.

We’re looking for two types of story about the pandemic in Knowsley.

Stories looking back at how individuals and communities have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and stories looking to the future that demonstrate what local people want the future of Knowsley to be post-COVID.

Stories can be in any format – poems, drawings, photo collages or narratives (suggested word count is 100 – 500 words).  We’re looking for a range of stories from different contexts about how people’s everyday lives have been affected – their relationships and ways of being together and supporting each other – and what people hope for the future.

The stories don’t have to be about big events or initiatives, but can be everyday acts of kindness or personal reflections about life so far during the pandemic – the good and the bad – and what these might say about the kind of future we want to create.

You don’t have to worry about spelling or grammar – that’s not important, we want to hear about your experiences in your own words. Stories will be published anonymously, so storytellers won’t be named.

You should try and speak from your personal experience and talk in the first person if possible. Be specific, the more detail, the better the story!

If you’d rather, you can post your story to: Knowsley Futures, Bryer Road Community Centre, Bryer Road, Prescot, L35 5DW.

Need some inspiration? Check out these Youtube tutorials for tips on how to tell a story in different creative ways:


Or have a go at these activities at home!