Panni Loh
Artist - Panni Poh Yoke Loh

07913 915783

Hi I'm Frangipanni a British Chinese writer based in Sheffield often known as the Steel City and home of makers. i've won various writing awards such as a Resurgence Magazine competition and Bi'An runner up award for Chinese writers in Brtiain.

Since childhood and being asked to stand up in class and read out my short stories I have loved creative writing, but in adulthood it took a backseat whilst I worked as a qualified Social Work, Teacher of Adults and Artist. It was in 2010 as I completed my art practiced PhD that I wrote about my upbringing and knew i had a story to tell. Accepted onto the three month The Writer's Pathway with University of Bolton, I was successful in gaining a place on the prestigious M.A. Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University graduating with a merit in 2015.

Born in London but with my parental homeland in Malaysia my writing draws on the richness of my heritage. Originally from China my parental grandparents migrated to Malaysia, and my English grandparents migrated to Africa. It seems world travel was in my DNA and I've reflected this in visiting many countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and the U.S.A. Much of my overseas visits have been to see family in Malaysia but also to present at conferences and exhibit my visual art in over ten countries from Outer Mongolia to India, South Korea and Thailand to name a few.

Many of my magic realism short stories, infused by cultural folklore, centre around greater care of the natural and urban environment. My creative memoir focuses on my female dual heritage, Chinese and English, in Britain. Both creative memoir and magic realism have crept into my conference papers like a sleek cat finding it's place in the sun.

Short story-Chickens, Wolves and Lightning

22 May 2024
Short story published in this anthology 'Nightmare with a Twist'.

Winter Solstice flash fiction

18 Mar 2024
Flash Fiction published in Paragraph Planet

River Jiang Excursion short story published

30 Oct 2023

First prize very short story

26 Feb 2023
Methodist Recorder competition winner-a short story in 10 words or less

Thank you to publishers 2022

01 Jan 2023

Under the Raintree-excerpt from Memoir-Methodist Recorder

30 Sep 2022
Published in Methodist Recorder in East South East Asian Heritage month. Excerpt from my memoir about visiting the Malaysian Methodist Girls School that my Paternal Grandmother was headmistress of.

Golden Orbit-prose poetry, Sheffield Hallam University

01 Sep 2022
Prose poetry published in Reimagining Ageing by Sheffield Hallam University. Launched at Sheffield Hallam University White Building 2022 in East South East Asian Heritage Month

The Store-flash fiction , University of Sheffield

25 Aug 2022
Flash fiction set in Exchange Street, Sheffield published by University of Sheffield in 'For the Love of'

Bongani’s Choice-short story published by Sweetycat Press

30 Jun 2022
Running from disaster Bongani finds himself on the way to a new life in Nairobi.

A cup of mate, poem -Lothlorien Poetry Journal

08 Apr 2022

Fire and Snow, Sweety Cat Press

25 Dec 2021
Anthology connecting with the music of life.

Love Letters, Sweety Cat Press

15 Dec 2021
Book of letters to loved ones

The Empty Swing-short story, Melbourne Culture Corner

01 Nov 2021
published by Melbourne Culture Corner

Unity Anthology 2 to be published by Barrio Blues Press 2021

11 Oct 2021
Chilli & Cacao-Short story

BBC Radio Leeds-mid morning short stories

01 Jul 2020
Short story 'Sheffield Spice' by Frangipanni read by Rima Ahmed 2020

Unity 1 Anthology published by Barrio Blues press

11 Dec 2020
Short story 'Artist Sketches' by Frangipanni 2020

The Living and the Dead published by Uni. Bradford Press

01 Oct 2019
Short story 'Take Care' by Frangipanni in this anthology creative conversations between past and present, 2019

Bi'An British Chinese Writer award winner

01 Apr 2019
Short story 'Sea view' by Frangipanni Runner up 2019

Resurgence Magazine competition winner

14 Jun 2006
Creative essay 'The Same Earth' by Frangipanni 2006

The role of art as social medium and direction for women's art practice

01 Sep 2016
'Taking Time to Listen' creative writing presentation by Frangipanni, Gwangju International Women's Contemporary Art Forum 2016