Welcome to Wind&Bones

Welcome to Wind&Bones, a creative project run by Dr. Will Buckingham and Dr. Hannah Stevens exploring the intersections between writing, creativity and social justice.

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We run workshops, training and creative events that aim to get to the heart of what it means to write well. We see writing as an end in itself — good writing is its own justification — and also as a means to fostering deeper, richer community. Writing can build confidence, support diversity, open up new possibilities for dialogue, and deepen our capacity for understanding ourselves, others, and the world that we share.

We have worked on projects relating to missing people, set up bilingual philosophy salons in China, run creative projects with LGBTQ+ communities and mental health services, consulted on community-based educational projects, and led workshops in settings as diverse as hospitals, art colleges, universities, cathedrals and schools.

Currently we are in Yangon where we are running writing courses at the Parami Institute, consulting for the educational charity Mote Oo, and working on a number of other writing, training and community engagement projects with a variety of local organisations.

Read more about what we are doing on our news page.

Will & Hannah are professional writers with long experience of working in education, in the community and in the voluntary sector.

There is more about both of us on our Who We Are page.

Although we are currently based in Yangon, Myanmar, we are open to projects elsewhere in the region and in the world.

We have taken our name – Wind & Bones – from the famous sixth century Chinese book on creative writing, the Wenxin Diaolong or ‘Carving Dragons and the Literary Mind’ by Liu Xie. Fenggu (風骨) or ‘The Wind and the Bone’ is the title of one of the chapters of his book, suggesting how good writing is born out of a combination of suppleness and structure.

蔚彼風力,嚴此骨鯁。— 劉勰
So cultivate the vigour of the wind, and make the bone robust — Liu Xie

 

If you are interested in talking to us, do please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks to our good friend, Audhina Nur Afifah, for the image.