Oxford has a problem with housing and homelessness. Our city's rough sleepers, those struggling to afford rent, families and individuals in precarious and sub-standard housing all know it and here at Oxford Writers' House we hear all about how it affects your daily lives at our open mics, workshops and events. We were delighted to see the issue being tackled by Open House Oxford, a 'public talking shop on housing and homelessness' based in Little Clarendon Street.
One of the great things Open House Oxford have been doing is using creative strategies to create opportunities for dialogue like 'Writing Home: a writing group for all abilities' run by poet-in-residence Rowena Cooper and the absolute stars over at Oxford Poetry Library.
Over the coming weeks we'll be featuring interviews with workshop leader Rowena, Lucy who manages OHO and some of the participants but this week it's our pleasure to share some of the work coming out of the sessions with you, our readers.
Thank you so much to the participants of 'Writing Home' for sharing their work and check back next week for interviews with Rowena, Lucy and the poets themselves.