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In Bulgaria With Baba Residence and Ideas Factory

Up in Negovanovtsi village, south of the Danube, talking to Ideas Factory about their brilliant Baba Residence project. ...

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Wind&Bones Books Finds its Sea-Legs

Wind&Bones books is to launch this November with a brand-new revised edition of Will Buckingham's "Finding Our Sea-Legs"....

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Creative Writing with Refugee Trauma Initiative

Refugee Trauma Initiative do brilliant work here in Thessaloniki. We're excited to be working with them....

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Wind&Bones in Greece

We're in Greece from June to October 2019, working on multiple projects! Give us a shout if you are in the area....

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Storytelling, Dragons and Bridges at Paung Ku

Our work with the fabulous Myanmar-based NGO Paung Ku, training in effective storytelling and communication. ...

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Parami Institute Residency: Writers of the World Unite!

We worked at the Parami Institute in Yangon with some breathtakingly talented writers! ...

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Consultancy with Paung Ku

Building bridges and working for positive social change with Paung Ku in Myanmar....

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Lecture: Writing, Ethics and Social Justice at Dong Hwa University

More from our talk at National Dong Hwa University, and some thoughts on ethics. ...

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Wind&Bones at National Dong Hwa University

Our talk at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. ...

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The Myths of Writing & the Writing of Myths

Here are some more thoughts on myths and stories from our Yangon class. ...

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Creativity, Writing and Activism at the Parami Institute

We've got a new course at the Parami Institute on writing and activism. ...

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A World Made of Stories

We're teaching a class on the myths and stories that make us, at the Parami Institute in Yangon. ...

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Oceans of Stories

Tonight we are starting our new course, called “Writing, Myth and Tradition”, and we’re very excited to meet our new students, and to spend the next six weeks working together on exploring storytelling skills. For this class, we’re exploring the stories that fashion us, that give us a sense of who we are and what […]...

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More Publication News

As well as our workshops and other projects, we’ve both been busy lately with writing and publishing. Hannah has had a story just published in the anthology High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories, edited by Karen Stevens (no relation!) and Jonathan Taylor, out now from excellent Valley Press. The collection is already attracting fantastic […]...

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Writing, Myth and Tradition at the Parami Institute

Beginning in February, we’re running a new course at the Parami Institute. Our last course was more skills-based, looking at different aspects of short story writing. This course is taking a different approach, and is more thematic. We’re interested in the stories that make us, in the intimate details of personal and family histories, in local folklore […]...

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Creative Writing Teacher Training in Hpa-An

Later this month, we’ll be in Hpa-An in Karen state, training teachers in creative writing teaching. Because our skills in Burmese are poor, and our Karen is non-existent, we’re excited to be sharing our experience of creative writing teaching with local teachers. We hope that this will enable participants to return to their classrooms ready […]...

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Work in Progress in Mon State

We’re currently in Mawlamyine, in Mon state, for a few days, and yesterday we met up with Ko Myint Than of the MYMA (Mon Youth Missionary Association), an educational organisation that works to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of Mon literature. Mon language is currently on UNESCO’s list of vulnerable languages, and so this […]...

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Short Stories at the Parami Institute

Our short story class at the Parami Institute in Yangon is now in full swing, and it has been a lot of fun. We have been working with a committed and talented group of Burmese writers, exploring a whole range of storytelling skills. The photo above comes from last night’s session on Aristotle’s Poetics and story structure. […]...

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Working With Mote Oo

We’re delighted to be working over the coming months with the lovely people at Mote Oo, which runs projects on education and social justice. We’ll be consulting for them on their new coursebook on ethical leadership, as well as writing, and possibly piloting, the textbook. We’re very excited by this, as it is a chance […]...

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Wind&Bones Publishing Project 2019

We’re very excited to be launching a new project in the new year, publishing high-quality print and e-books. At the moment, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes flurry to get things set up for this, but in the first quarter of 2019, we’ll be ready to launch our first project. By setting up a publishing arm […]...

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Short Stories in Yangon

We’re now in Myanmar (Burma), where we’ll be for the coming months. We’ve got a number of projects in the works, but first up is a six week writing workshop at the Parami Institute of the Liberal Arts and Sciences in Yangon. Starting later in November, we’ll be teaching a course on the fundamentals of […]...

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Talking Ethics in Ubud

Today we’re leaving Ubud after a hugely stimulating few days at the Writers and Readers Festival. Our final event yesterday was our workshop on writing and ethics. We had thirteen or fourteen participants – a nice mix of Indonesian and non-Indonesian writers – for a leisurely three hour exploration of how to get in and […]...

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A Surprise Portrait

We’re now in Indonesia, getting ready for our events at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. But we thought we’d just share this fabulous painting done by our hugely talented friend from Jakarta, Audhina Nur Afifah. Audhina is a proper Renaissance woman: a painter, a musician, a designer and a lover of literature. It has […]...

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Wallacea Week 2018

Greetings from Jakarta, where we are beginning our short Indonesian tour. First off, we’re in Jakarta for the British Council’s Wallacea Week 2018, where Will is doing an event this evening (17th October) with the fabulous Indonesian travel writer Agustinus Wibowo. The event is at the National Library of Jakarta, and entry is free....

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Java, Bali, Myanmar: Wind&Bones in Southeast Asia

This October, we’re going to be heading to Southeast Asia for a number of months, where we’ll be working on a range of new projects. After an event at the British Council’s Wallacea Week in Java, where Will is talking about his book Stealing With the Eyes, and discussing travel writing with Indonesian writer Agustinus […]...

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Wind&Bones in Ubud

This autumn we’ll be in Ubud for the 2018 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Will’s book on Indonesia, “Stealing With the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia” – about the tangled ethical dilemmas of anthropology in the easternmost islands of Indonesia – has just been been published by Haus Publishing, so he’ll be doing a […]...

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Residency in the Sofia Literature and Translation House

We are now back in the UK after spending several days in Sofia at the end of our Bulgaria trip, on a mini-residency at the Sofia Literature and Translation House. It was the perfect place to do catch up on a bit of writing and reading. Whilst there, Hannah got to work on a short […]...

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Workshops in Varna, Bulgaria

Earlier this week, we were in Varna, Bulgaria to run some workshops for writers at the LECTI (Language Education Culture Tolerance Information) centre, a project that works in developing links between cultures and languages across Europe and beyond. Our workshops were on short-form writing (fiction and non-fiction – why should flash fiction writers have all […]...

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Wind&Bones in Bulgaria

We’re now in Bulgaria, where next week we’ll be doing workshops in Varna at the LECTI (Language Education Culture Tolerance Information) Centre. After that, we’ll be heading back to Sofia for a mini-residency in the Sofia Literature and Translation House. If you are in Varna and would like to come along to our workshops, head […]...

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On Radio Leicester

Last night (31 July), Hannah was on Radio Leicester’s arts show “The A-Word” to talk about writing, LGBTQI+ issues, and our work at Wind&Bones with refugees and asylum seekers. She was joined in the studio by Rosemary, a lesbian Nigerian poet and asylum seeker now living in Leicester. You can find out more about the […]...

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New Gallery Pages

We’ve updated the website to add some gallery pages to give you a sense of what we do. We’ll update the gallery as we go along, but we’re getting started with some images from our recent Write Here: Sanctuary workshop with refugee and asylum-seeker writers here in Leicester. The gallery is here....

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Writing Projects

As well as workshops and events, we’re both hard at work on a number of writing projects. There are a couple of top secret collaborative projects in the works, and we may post about these some time later on. But for the time being, we’re keeping these under wraps. More immediately, Hannah has been publishing […]...

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Suspended, at Leicester Cathedral

Along with fellow writer Alexandros Plasatis, at the end of July 2018 we’ll be co-running a workshop at Leicester Cathedral to run alongside Arabella Dorman’s exhibition, Suspended. The workshop will take place on the 26th July, and then on the following day we will be involved in running a creative writing performance event in the […]...

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Workshops with LECTI in Bulgaria

We’re delighted to be running two creative writing workshops on the 13th and 14th of August in conjunction with our good friends the LECTI (Language Education Culture Tolerance Information) centre in Varna, Bulgaria. LECTI are a fabulous organisation who run a feverish riot of activities in multiple languages. We’ll be in Bulgaria for a good […]...

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Write Here!

On the 11th and 18th July, we will be guest writers for the Write Here:Sanctuary project run by Writing East Midlands. We’ll be delivering two creative writing workshops for groups of refugee and asylum seeker writers....