Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means.
55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. Volume One of the Stories for Homes Project raised over £3K for housing charity Shelter and raised awareness of housing issues. Volume Two of the anthology includes stories, poems and flash fiction and again all proceeds will be donated to the charity.
I’ve just recently found a fondness of anthologies and when I was contacted about getting involved in the blog tour for Stories for Homes, I was most intrigued. Not only is it a brilliant anthology, showing off talent established and new, but the book also aims to raise money for charity. The money raised goes towards helping Shelter, in response to Grenfell Tower. I’m all for something that will help the world, as well as be a really good read.
The book comes in an eBook format, which is great if you’re a reader on the go! There are a multitude of brilliant stories included all centred around the theme of ‘home’. We all know that homes and our home lives can be complicated and messy, and this anthology doesn’t shy away from some of the hard hitting topics at home. As well as this, there are some beautiful stories about the love and compassion of home life.
Some particular titles that stand out are ‘The Tiger Who Came Back to Apologise‘ (as a teacher, seeing something related to a kids book made my heart so happy!). I really enjoyed it and it made me nostalgic about ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea‘, so naturally I picked up my copy and read that having finished ‘The Tiger Who Came Back to Apologise’. There’s also a brilliant, and moving, poem called ‘Map of the Streets‘ which I really loved.
If you’re a lover of anthologies and you’d like to support a good cause, please check out ‘Stories for Homes’. It’s such a brilliant anthology.
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Last of all, if you’d like to check out the rest of the blog tour, check out the incredible bloggers involved below: