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Poet Penny Pepper Pops Up

Tomorrow night (Thursday 15 November), Penny Pepper will be reading from her new collection of poetry at Book Buster in Queen’s Road. Erica Smith tells us why we should get down to see her perform.

Penny Pepper is a performer, novelist, journalist, poet and campaigner for disability rights. This year, after many years of visiting the area, she moved to St Leonards from London. And this month, her autobiography First in the World Somewhere was chosen by Liz Carr as her ‘Good Read’ on Radio 4.

Penny has been an entertainer all her life – if you read her autobiography you’ll know about her years heading up a punk band, and you might have heard her read from one of her saucy stories or poems at an event in Bexhill or the Royal Festival Hall. Come Home Alive is a slim but perfect volume of poetry – some of which I’ve heard her read at her one-woman show at the Soho Theatre.

Her verse is funny, sexy and sometimes gritty. It is accessible with a message that’s worth hearing… and a couple of the poems are even about Hastings.

I love Penny Pepper, and you will too. Make sure you get along and get a signed copy of this beautiful book.

Penny Pepper is appearing at Book-Buster, Queens Road, Hastings
Thursday 15 November, 6-8pm
Entry £2
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Previous HOT article on Penny Pepper: First In The World Somewhere

Posted 19:11 Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 In: Poetry

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