A new project aims to give a platform to the Covid-19 experiences of isolated communities whose voices are “often less heard”.
Paperchains will offer a space to share the lockdown stories of prisoners, homeless people, the Armed Forces and NHS workers, to ensure that their experiences are recorded for generations to come.
Organisers are inviting submissions in the form of various mediums — from a journal entry, short story or poem to a drawing, sketch or painting.
Bronze, silver and gold awards will be given to the best entries, with a curated selection set to go on display in an exhibition planned for next year. An accompanying book will also be made available.
#Paperchains – we want your thoughts, we want your dreams, your poems, drawings, and feelings. We are working with our fab partners to give a voice to those not always heard @InsideTimeUK@BigIssue@SSAFApic.twitter.com/dvz6V33gHf
— Paperchains (@Paperchains5) June 1, 2020
The Paperchains project is the brainchild of author A.G. Smith, whose work in prison libraries across Staffordshire has been highlighted by C4’s Secret Millionaire and BBC Radio 4’s PM.