ABOUT

Eleanor Penny is a writer, essayist, editor, poet, broadcaster.

Brighton-born, London-loyal. Attempting a ceremony of words patch the havoc.

She’s a Senior Editor at Novara Media and Online Editor at Red Pepper Magazine. She was formerly an associate editor and reporter at openDemocracyUK. Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets – such as Novara Media, Red Pepper, openDemocracyUK, Huck, The LRB Blog, the iPaper and Real Life. She co-hosts the New Statesman politics podcast The Sisterhood. She regularly gives talks and lectures at venues including the British Library, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and The World Transformed. Broadcast credits include Al Jazeera and Novara FM.

She’s an alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets programme, mentored by Jacob Sam-La Rose. She’s currently Writer-in-Residence at Housmans Bookshop, and formerly Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Recent Drawing. She’s on the London Library’s T.S. Eliot Emerging Writers scheme. Commissions include the Poetry School, Rich Mix, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican. She produces and hosts poetry podcast Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, supported by Spread the Word and the Arts Council England. She’s a member of Barbican Young Poets all-woman collective Men Are Trash. She regularly gives creative writing workshops. 

Her first pamphlet is due out in mid-2018, published by flipped eye.