About Us

Collected Works CIC is dedicated to getting the community reading. Each year we reach audiences of over 300,000 across Sussex, and work directly with 5,300 children and adults to help them develop a love of reading.

We deliver an exciting annual offer for schools with our partners Brighton Festival – this includes the ADOPT AN AUTHOR Scheme and our big read for children YOUNG CITY READS.

We work hard to reach children and adults in areas of high deprivation and projects like our READ ALOUD initiatives have supported hundreds of vulnerable people with their reading. City Reads was our annual big read for adults which ran from 2005 – 2019. After 14 successful years we decided to diversify our adult programme, working with a wider range of partners from the cultural, community and public sectors on different reading initiatives, at different times of the year. All our adult events now act as fundraisers to support our work with children and young people.

Sarah Hutchings (Director)

CONTACT: sarah [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Hilary Cooke

Hilary Cooke (Outreach Manager)

CONTACT: hilary [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Laura Halliwell (Project Co- ordinator – Children’s Projects

CONTACT: laura [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Vicky Tremain

Vicky Tremain (Creative Freelance Associate)

Patrons of Collected Works CIC