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Penny Pepper

Writer, poet, disabled activist. Book, 80s-90s memoir “First in the World Somewhere”, available on Amazon and all bookshops.

Posts by Penny Pepper

Five things you don’t know about Penny Pepper…

I hate apricots – who knew that? I think that’s enough, though I might sneak another one in later.  I’ve read far too much about how to do social media lately… Life has been a swing between work and health. Sometimes it’s more a stagger. Sometimes a bounce. Lots of news and I ...

Penny is wearing a green velvet dress with flowers in her red hair. She is holding her poem Alphabet Sex which she read out at the beginning of the session. Other contributors to the discussion are seated alongside her. In a mostly glass room at the top of the Royal Festival Hall.

Words, Talks and Belly Rubs / 14 April 2016

The sun is shining again as I write this, as it was in chilly January when I wrote my last newsletter.  It actually looks and feels like spring. Hurrah for that. Life continues in waves of intense writing, frustrating illness, and sudden peaks of activity in which I manage to get ...

In pink punky lettering on a white background the text details Penny's memoir. A picture of young Penny with short punky hair and make up is placed over a faded pink star.

Exciting times, exhausting times / 14 December 2015

Times, they are exciting! Despite a broken shoulder and the gloom of winter zapping my stamina. I told you in my previous blog that I'd signed a contract with the publishers Unbound, who crowdfund the first edition of their books. There have been slow times and then flurries of activity. First of ...

Award winning writer, poet, performer and activist Penny Pepper presents her highly anticipated, unique one woman show Lost in Spaces at the Old Town Hall Stratford as part of Together Festival / Disability History Month. Saturday 21st November at 3.30pm. FREE.

Lost in Spaces – the final lift off! / 16 November 2015

Despite the broken shoulder, the crushed ankle and the dodgy eyes (brave crip, hey?!) the show must go on. This Saturday 21st November is the last tour date of Lost in Spaces at the Old Town Hall in Stratford as part of the Together Festival and Disability History Month. It is ...

‘Lost in Spaces’: with mash, memoir and Pepwatch! / 13 October 2015

I'm bad and weary and old and overworked. I'm sad my DAO blog cries out for fulfillment but hey, a crip has to choose her battles. But I'm back, and with the help of my all round fabulous manager, director and organiser Beth Pitts, I hope to be laying down ...

Penny Pepper

Penny Pepper has been a writer and activist within the disability arts movement for 20 years. She has written articles for DAO, Arts Disability Culture Magazine, Disability Now and Ouch! She has also written short stories for DAO and is the author of Desires (2003), a controversially unique collection of ...

Penny Pepper: ‘Lost in Spaces’

Penny Pepper is a writer, poet and performer with an extraordinary versatility to her work. Genre-defying and quirky, her work is infused with her passion as a veteran disability arts activist. A regular on the spoken word circuit, Penny has taken her set to a variety of venues – including guest ...

Penny Pepper