Writers’ & Activists’ Café with Wind&Bones
We’re excited to announce our new Writers’ and Activists’ Café, a weekly gathering in the heart of Sofia. We have a rolling programme of events to help you make your voice heard. Let’s work together to bring about change!
The cafés will be held at Magnet, the community space run by Greenpeace, on Hristo Belchev Street. They will be run by Hannah Stevens and Will Buckingham from Wind&Bones. Hannah and Will are both highly experienced writers from the UK.
- Come and meet like-minded people.
- Upgrade your writing skills.
- Build stronger communities.
- Make new friends.
- Change the world!
What happens at a Writers’ & Activists’ Café?
Our cafés are social, friendly, welcoming and stimulating. Some of our sessions offer more guided writing sessions to help you upgrade your skills. Others offer you the chance to connect with like-minded people, to write together as a community, and to get feedback on your work.
Support the café
The café is free to attend. But we welcome donations to help us build our work. Use the button below to buy us a coffee.
COST: FREE! Donations welcome.
DATES: See programme below.
TIME: Tuesday nights, 7pm – 9pm.
VENUE: Magnet, No. 1 Hristo Belchev Street, Sofia 1000
No need to book. Just turn up on the night. We look forward to seeing you!
Our cafés have a different theme each week. If there’s something you want us to cover, then let us know.
11 February 2020: Manifesto
An interactive writing workshop about manifestos. Come and join us, and go home at the end of the evening with your own manifesto!
18 Feburary 2020: Storytelling with Power
What stories need to be heard? What stories do you need to tell? How can you tell these stories more powerfully? An interactive workshop.
25 Feb 2020: Dragon-Slaying for Activists
Dragons don’t exist… or do they? In this session, we’ll be using the power of myth and story to help us triumph in the battles we are fighting!
Who is the café for?
- Writers, or anyone who wants to write.
- Activists, campaigners and advocates.
- Those working for NGOs and in social change.
- Anyone who wants to connect, and to make a difference.
The cafe is suitable for everyone, no matter your level of experience.
We’ll be introducing the café sessions in English, but you are free to write in whatever language you like!
We will provide tea, coffee (and maybe snacks!) Bring a laptop or pen and paper. We will have paper and pens if you forget!
Who are we?
Hannah has a PhD in creative writing. She was winner of a 2012 Arts Council England competition for new writers. She has been published widely and her short story collection In Their Absence, exploring missing people and broken lives, will be published in 2020. Hannah has a years of experience working with grassroots activist organisations, and has particular interests in gender and LGBTQI+ issues.
Will has a PhD in philosophy. He is the author of eleven books. His next book is Hello Stranger: Stories of Connection in a Divided World (Granta 2020). He has publications with Knopf, Scholastic, Dorling Kindersley, Aeon Magazine, the BBC and others. He is interested in writing, wellbeing and ethics, and has been working on community writing projects for almost two decades.