A Tapestry of Homes: A Reading

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Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme


A Tapestry of Homes: A Reading

29 November 2022, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Holywell Music Room

Registration requiredBook here  

Come and celebrate the many dimensions and personal reflections on 'a personal history of home'. Writing workshop participants, selected writers and artists will join together with Jennifer Wong to share their creative work submitted as part of the Personal History of Home project, led by Dr Jennifer Wong. Ceri Ngan will also perform selected piano miniatures by composer Fung Lam. Book tickets here



Wendy Allen has been published in Banshee, The Moth, Ambit and Propel. She is forthcoming in Lighthouse, Poetry Wales and The North. Her first pamphlet, Plastic Tubed Little Bird, will be published in May 2023 with Broken Sleep.


Angeliki Amperiogianni is a Greek poet based in Oxford. She has a degree in English Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Her poems and translations have appeared in The Kindling Journal, Harana Poetry, Porridge Magazine and Poetry London among others. 


Marta Arnaldi is the Stipendiary Lecturer in Italian at St Anne's College and an Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow at The Queen's College, University of Oxford. Hwr books include The Diasporic Canon... Marta is the author of three award-winning poetry collections.


Claire Collison is one of three winners of the inaugural Women Poets' Prize. Her debut pamphlet, Placebo (Blueprint). Claire was Arts Editor for Disability Arts Magazine (DAM). Her short stories, non-fiction and poetry are widely published in anthologies, online, and in magazines.


Sylee Gore: Gore was the former editor of Oxford Review of Books and is the winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize (fiction) this year.


Jiaqi Kang is a doctoral student in art history and the editor in chief of Sine Theta Magazine, an international, print-based creative arts publication made by and for the Sino diaspora. They are the winner of the White Review Short Story Prize 2022. jiaqikang.carrd.co.


Jimin Kang was born in South Korea, grew up in Hong Kong, lived in Brazil and the United States before starting graduate study at the University of Oxford, where she is reading for a master's in Nature, Society & Environmental Governance. She is the general editor at The Oxonian Review.


Mukahang Limbu: Mukahang Limbu is a Nepalese writer based in Oxford. A 3-time Foyle Young Poet, and winner of the Outspoken prize, longlisted in the National Poetry Competition, and commended in the Forwards, his debut pamphlet 'Mother of Flip-flops' was published with Outspoken this year.


Abigail Van Neely is a final year student majoring psychology and international relations at Stanford currently on the BING overseas exchange programme in Oxford.


Natalie Perman is a finalist in English and German at St John’s College, Oxford. Her debut pamphlet CATACLYSM was published by Cheltenham Poetry Festival in September 2021 as winner of the New Voices First Pamphlet Competition. She has won various other awards including the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, Forward Student Critics’ Award, the Mapleton-Bree Prize 2020, and the Martin Starkie Prize 2021. A past Editor-in-Chief of the OXFORD REVIEW OF BOOKS, she has also served as Editor-in-Chief of THE ISIS MAGAZINE.

Ed Roffe recently concluded his MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. His poetry has been published in Lighthouse and Dear Reader and often explores themes of liminality and mental health.

Melissa Evans is editor and creative director at SEISMA Magazine, a publication exploring synergies between the sciences and the arts. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Barzakh Magazine, The Write Launch, Cathexis Northwest Press, The Banyan Review, Hare’s Paw Journal, and elsewhere.

Cia Mangat - Cia Mangat (she/her) is twenty and from London. A former Foyle & Barbican Young Poet, she has read her poems in places such as the Southbank Centre, Ledbury Poetry festival and BBC Radio 4, and been published in bath magg and The Isis. She is currently studying English at Wadham & edits Zindabad Zine.

Laura Seymour's poetry has appeared in various journals including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ambit, Magma and Marble.


Ceri Ngai

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ceri is a pianist, organist and choral conductor. She received a first-class undergraduate degree and a MSt with Distinction in Music from the University of Oxford, where she held academic scholarships and was the organ scholar at Lady Margaret Hall. She has performed both as a soloist and accompanist at venues across the UK, including the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Hollywell Music Room and a number of college chapels at Oxford and Cambridge. Whilst at Oxford, she studied piano with Andrew West at the Royal Academy of Music, organ with Nicholas Prozzillo, and choral conducting with Paul Spicer. She is currently a first-year PhD student on the Ecological Brain DTP at UCL, where she also holds the University’s Graduate and Overseas Research Scholarships.


Fung Lam

Fung Lam’s music has been performed at the BBC Proms, and in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sydney Opera House, South Bank Centre and Royal Albert Hall in London.  Besides concert music, he also composed for dance, theatre, sound installation and multi-media works.  He holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Sussex, and has served as Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence and Director of Artistic Planning.  Website: www.funglam.com


Before this event, join Dr Jennifer Wong for a roundtable discussion - from 5.00pm. More details available here. 


Photo credit: Tarik Haiga (Unsplash)