This project initiated by Amy Fung and supported through 221a aims to build a platform for alternative strategies in arts writing. You Are Not Alone, For I Am Here With You will unfold as a curated series of events that includes open workshops running once a month that will combine writing exercises with critical reading and discussions to collectively ask and deliberate: “What is arts writing?” The act of writing will be intertwined with navigating our city streets, buildings, and negotiating our relationships to public and private space with conscious gestures of mark making. Vancouver is a city in flux and writing is one of the most powerful tools we can engage to record and reconsider our own myths and histories.

All writings produced remain the intellectual property of participants and there is no plan to record or collate works for publication or public dissemination. These workshops are designed to be safe spaces to write without judgement to encourage a multiplicity of voices.