Creative Nonfiction

ArtsEverywhere publishes literary imaginings that bring artistic thinking to a lived experience of the world.

The Curse of Geography

German Andino,  Bilbao, Spain 
Alberto Arce,  Mexico City, Mexico 
Sidd Joag,  New York City, United States 

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca/ The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative projects focused on the relationship of geographic isolation or proximity on social justice, human rights and public policy in selected locations around the world. Our reports are produced in...

Brutal Kindness

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti,  Vancouver, Canada 

We welcome you to our country Our borders open only to a few We ask for nothing in return, except That you recognize the deepest wisdom That when in Rome you should pay tribute to the Romans Therefore, you must...

We ALL Hurt

Crystal Smith,  Salish Territory 

In the Autumn of 2016, Musagetes collaborated with Alessandra Pomarico and a number of community partners in Vancouver to host Italian actor, director, and teacher Ippolito Chiarello at Simon Fraser University’s theatre school. Ippolito’s experience with what he calls “homeless...

Looking for Lesbians

Niki Singleton,  New York City, United States 

A collection of essays, artistic contributions, and two inserted zines, Queer City, a reader was developed as part of an 18-month inquiry in São Paulo. Initiated by Lanchonete.org and ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes, the Queer City program was a broad collective inquiry into...

Muu-So: The Story of Creation

Coumba Touré,  Dakar, Senegal 
Rokhaya Gueye,  Dakar, Senegal 

Coumba Touré’s creation story, Muu-So, is one of great freedom—freedom to be creative, freedom to experiment, and freedom to think. But it is also a story of love and responsibility. It’s a children’s story, but with its poetic writing it appeals...

Honduras: The Habit of Silence—A Graphic Novel

German Andino,  Bilbao, Spain 

Script & Ink: German Andino Introduction Script: Alberto Arce Translation: Andrew Hart *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images to navigate. About German Andino German Andino was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 1984. He is a man of the...

Episode 5: Battle

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

Battle The armor is so heavy that to tie his shoes the knight has to press his head against the wall, to keep from toppling over. There’s no time. The horse is thinking about making a break for it as...

Episode 4: The resurrection of the wizards

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

Lots of strange people, in worn-out overalls and t-shirts, wander along the tree-lined lanes around the hospital. Some wear slippers, others sneakers, some are wrapped in bathrobes. No one is dressed up like Napoleon. Almost all the strollers have some-yellowed...

Episode 3b: The Screen Will Be White

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

“I have always created and used submissive sexual fantasies – M will keep talking, seeming somewhat reassured – in solitude, but at the same time I have always thought that the possibility of sharing them with someone else might be...

EPISODE 3a: The Screen Will Be White

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

The screen will be white, and will remain so throughout the scene. Two voices, M and S, are engaged in a dialogue that at times sounds intimate, at times is interrupted by long pauses or instead by subdued noises and...

Writing an Editorial

Fernanda Grigolin,  Campinas & São Paulo, Brazil 

Dios dijo: Ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. En mi país el que ama a su prójimo se juega la vida. ~ Gioconda Belli I have finished the text for Jornal de Borda 03 in April. In January...

EPISODE 2: Anna Vaniglia

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

The female off-screen voice has a French accent and a slight leaning towards the dialect of Salento. The voice is heard over closeups of a woman in labor, a perspiring tattooed body giving birth at night in a poorly lit...

EPISODE 1: Uno specchio per cinque (A mirror for five)

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

In the crypt of Cabaret Voltaire, a set will be built with the aim of shooting the first scene of a film. In this scene five non-professional actors will be invited to enact the personal obsessions of the five members...

Uno specchio per cinque (A mirror for five) — a serial story

Lu Cafausu,  San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

Uno specchio per cinque (A mirror for five) is the title of a series of five episodes of a story conceived and written by the artist group Lu Cafausu as if it were the script of a film for which...

The Restless Remainder

Gabriel Quigley,  New York City, United States 
Bahar Orang,  Toronto, Canada 
cheyanne turions,  Toronto, Canada 

For a period of one month, beginning on 27 February 2015, teaching assistants at the University of Toronto were on strike. Advocating for fairer funding packages, hundreds of students took to the streets of the city in an attempt to...