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Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. She writes for Vice, the Guardian and many other publications, is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman magazine and Editor-at-Large at cult New York literary project The New Inquiry.  At the age of 23 she was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the  Orwell Prize for political writing for her blog ‘Penny Red’ which, like  her first feminist book, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism,  was a word-of-mouth hit. She has reported on radical politics, protest,  digital culture and feminism from around the world, working with  activists from the Occupy movement and the European youth uprisings.

She  has 75,000 followers on Twitter and in 2012 won the British Media  Awards’ ‘Twitter Public Personality of the Year’ prize, which she  accepted in absentia with a speech about the ongoing harassment of women  on social media. Laurie is a nerd, a nomad and an activist. She is 26  years old and lives in London.


MASTERCLASS – The Value of Voice
Fri 4 Sep 10.00am
Good Thinking: Laurie Penny
Fri 4 Sep 17.00pm
Sat 5 Sep 12.00pm
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