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Hannah Chutzpah is a performance poet and writer with three collections of poetry out – most recently Permeable published by Burning Eye Books. Her poetry is funny, feminist and often heartfelt. On a number of occasions it has made people cry. Apparently in a good way. 

Hannah studied creative writing at UEA, and has been performing since 2009. She has bylines in the Guardian and the Independent, and has ghostwritten copy for commercial, academic and charity audiences. Hannah is an Edinburgh Fringe regular and has also toured the UK with her one-woman shows Asking Nicely, Confidence Tricks, and Anxiety and Animal GIFsAsking Nicely received five star reviews in 2014 and 2015, and was voted ‘Best Feel-Good Spoken Word Show’ on the PBH Free Fringe.

Hannah has performed everywhere from Occupy to the Tate Modern and the National Space Centre. She occasionally runs writing workshops for adults or in schools, and she booked the creative writing programme for Nine Worlds Geekfest for a couple of years.

Hannah is a left-handed, left-wing smartass with intersectional activist leanings, spoons allowing. She has been described as ‘fine’ by three therapists, as ‘of good character’ by a high court judge, and as a ‘potential maggot-thrower’ by the Metropolitan police. 

Other stuff:

  • Hannah writes feminist pop-culture blogs for Bad Reputation
  • She volunteers with Netpol – the network for police monitoring
  • She was a finalist in the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s Campaigner Awards (London Social Justice Category) 2012
  • She won the title Zombie of the Year 2011 (bestowed by the Zombie Rights Blog)
  • Professionally Hannah is a web editor and copywriter, formerly in academia and publishing, now working for charities

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