We ended 2023 with a ten-day residency at the Nanning Literary House (南寧文學·家), where we ran a project called 滋養台南 | Nourishing Tainan. We spent ten days working on our writing, and also working with members of the public to write stories about the things that nourish us: the food that nourishes our bodies, the stories that nourish our spirit, and the ideas that nourish our imagination. You can see the project website here.
As a part of the residency, we held a public afternoon tea event, where we invited passers-by to come and drink tea, eat home-made scones, and share their stories. And we finished the residency with a public workshop at the StableNice Café, to share our insights and stories — as well as to encourage those who came along to share their own stories.
It was a real pleasure to work with the many writers and storytellers whom we met over the course of the ten days. And — as relatively new arrivals here in Tainan — it was a delightful way to make new connections. Because nothing connects like a cup of tea, and a shared story.