Wind&Bones

Wind&Bones

We run projects that use writing and storytelling as catalysts for positive social change. Registered as a social enterprise in Dundee, Scotland, we work across the globe, and we're currently based in Tainan, Taiwan. Run by writers Dr Hannah Stevens & Dr Will Buckingham.

A New Philosophy Salon in Tainan

A New Philosophy Salon in Tainan

At the Wansha Performing Arts Centre, exploring public philosophy — in Chinese

滋養台南 | Nourishing Tainan

滋養台南 | Nourishing Tainan

A residency exploring food, stories and creativity, at the Nanning Literary House.

Social Entrepreneurship at Taitung University

Social Entrepreneurship at Taitung University

Talking about social change, and making a difference.

Wind&Bones in Korea!

Wind&Bones in Korea!

We've been in Korea, making new connections, and talking about museums, books and social change

Storytelling in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Storytelling in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

A new commission from the Open Society University Network

A New Term for Myanmar

A New Term for Myanmar

Wind&Bones's Will Buckingham on BBC World Service Documentary

Hot Chocolate - False Perceptions, True Stories

Hot Chocolate - False Perceptions, True Stories

Working with Young people in the city of Dundee, telling true stories and countering false perceptions.

Waterford Food Manifesto

Waterford Food Manifesto

The Food Manifesto from Waterford Bioregion is now on YouTube.

Wind&Bones in Taiwan

Wind&Bones in Taiwan

From August, Wind&Bones will be in Tainan, Taiwan, running all kinds of literary projects!

Wind&Bones Mentoring

Mentoring with Wind&Bones

Wind&Bones offer mentoring for writers at all stages of their careers, from absolute beginners to writers with years of experience. Our mentoring packages are designed to work around your needs, so you can reach your writing goals.

Mentoring

Katie Julian

Katie Julian

Curriculum Manager at Mote Oo Education, Myanmar

I cannot recommend Wind&Bones more highly. Aside from their proficiency in bending words to their will and whim, they are also delightful people to work with: warm, witty, caring, with dollops of high-level professionalism. You will not regret time spent working with Hannah and Will.

Olia Mineva

Olia Mineva

CEO at Emprove Foundation

Hannah and Will did not just teach us how to write, they actually made us realise about a secret power we’ve been carrying - the power to change lives and the world we live in through our STORIES. With their amazing dedication, guidance and mentorship we developed a large exhibition at our National Gallery, a powerful deck of story-cards, a series of public readings, workshops and a violence prevention tour.

Konstantinos Achile

Konstantinos Achile

Youth Development Lead at Refugee Trauma Initiative

We worked together at Refugee Trauma Initiative, running a creative writing workshop in Thessaloniki, Greece with young displaced people. They were amazing, extremely professional and most importantly they knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them!

Professor Carla Nappi

Professor Carla Nappi

Andrew W. Mellon Chair, Department of History, Pittsburgh University.

Huge thanks to the Wind&Bones team for helping me through a stuck patch in a fiction writing project. Will Buckingham and Hannah Stevens are fabulous writing mentors (and just generally awesome and brilliant humans), doing really cool things. Check out their work, y’all.

Amjad Mestari

Amjad Mestari

Founder, Garage Cultural Centre, Jordan

Hannah and Will created an atmosphere which made me — and I think everyone — feel safe and accepted. In the class, I felt appreciated and valued, and overall it was one of the most positive workshops I have ever attended. Also, Hannah and Will are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met – always giving a positive energy.

Grace Susetyo

Grace Susetyo

Writer and journalist, Indonesia

The Wind&Bones mini-course I joined was both a thought-provoking lesson and an inviting space to collaborate with fellow participants. Wind& Bones show writers how to write more ethically, and find that sweet spot between addressing hard issues and telling inspiring stories about humanity.

Dr. Angela Stienne

Dr. Angela Stienne

Egyptologist and author. Creator of Mummy Stories & The Lyme Museum.

I’m delighted to have signed up on the Wind&Bones creative writing mentoring programme. It is absolutely lovely. I especially love how well-paced it is, especially in these circumstances. I cannot recommend Will Buckingham & Hannah Stevens enough.

Dr. Ariane Karbe

Dr. Ariane Karbe

Museologist and writer

Publishing your first book can be scary. Wind&Bones helped me with my book proposal: they were friendly, knowledgeable and to the point. What can I say? At this moment, I'm waiting for the first printed copies.