Pillow Whispers

Gathering in community on the unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

  • May 6 & 7 | 2 – 6 pm
  • Location: Morrow 910 Richards – Suite 204
  • Admission: Free! Please register for a time slot. Guests will be greeted at Morrow’s common area doors on the hour and are welcome to stay as long as they like.

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Visioned and hosted by Sarah Wong, Pillow Whispers is an invitation to rest, read and rejuvenate. Over two days, Morrow will become a makeshift library, filled with books of various genres all authored by Asian writers and decorated with cozy pillows and blankets. This event is part of Sarah’s ongoing research in merging the worlds of text, textiles, and embodiment upon the foundational belief that rest is a form of resistance. We invite folks to participate in Pillow Whispers based on their own needs and desires: arrive whenever, stay as long as you wish, come alone or with company, and feel welcome to bring your favourite Asian-authored books. This space is ours to ease into our dreams. 

About the artist:

Sarah Wong is an emerging writer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work emerges from her lived experience as a queer and disabled second-generation Chinese-Canadian woman, focusing on archival processes and accessing embodied intergenerational knowledge. Her works have taken the form of score-based improvisational performances, ritual-based research, site-specific installation, wearable textiles, poetry, film, and multimedia zines. She is devoted to nurturing practices of care, creating and facilitating spaces for bodies to rest. Sarah’s work has been presented in Vancouver by Arts Assembly, Number 3 Gallery, New Works, Hatch Art Gallery, The Dance Centre, IGNITE! Youth Arts Festival, Vines Art Festival, and Boombox, and internationally by Mosaico Danza Interplay Festival (Turin, IT). She is grateful to be part of Dumb Instrument Dance’s production team for ahmm

Collaborators: Gratitude to Ileanna Sophia Cheladyn for her collaboration on the visioning and crafting of the pillows present at Pillow Whispers, borrowed from our project Rock Garden.


  • Masks are strongly recommended during this event in consideration of the presence of immunocompromised artists.
  • There are 2 common area entrances to the building. The front entrance has one flight of stairs. The back entrance provides access to the elevator. If you require elevator access, please contact us once you’ve registered for the event and we will meet you at the door to let you in and support. The back entrance is in the parking lot behind 910 Richards, cornering Smithe.
  • There is one wheelchair accessible and one gender neutral washroom.
  • During events, we request that people do not wear scents and we provide scent free soap in washrooms.
  • Folks are more than welcome to bring e-book or audio book devices.
  • As a disabled artist, Sarah aspires to ensure that Pillow Whispers is an accessible event. If any further questions or access needs should arise, please contact us with advance communication at ahmm.morrow@gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate.

Photo credits

  • Photos of Sarah Wong by Juolin Lee
  • Event Banner: Alger Ji-Liang photographed by Beau Bonez / Graphics: Kelly McInnes