What we do

At Wind&Bones we run workshops, community projects 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 creativity, community and social justice. Writing has the power to build confidence, to support diversity, to open up new possibilities for dialogue, and to deepen our capacity for understanding ourselves, others, and the world that we share.

Between us, we have worked on projects relating to missing people, set up bilingual philosophy salons in China, worked on 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.

We are currently based in Yangon, Myanmar, where we will be for the foreseeable future. Here in Yangon we’re working with a number of local organisations on writing, ; but we are open to projects elsewhere in the region and in the world. If you are interested in talking to us, then just get in touch.

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