Friday 26th August
BEAUTY IN STAMMERING
Session Host Scroobius Pip
Scroobius Pip is an actor, writer, podcaster, rapper, spoken word artist & STAMMA patron.
He has stammered since the age of 4 and has been open about this since coming into the public eye in 2006 as his rap/spoken word saw him tour the world.
Since then he’s talked openly about stammering more and more in podcasts, interviews and campaigns with STAMMA.
Pip is also very tall and has a big beard (this isn’t really of any importance but is more just for your own identification purposes).
Hannah Tovey, from South Wales, grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Faber Academy in 2018 where she finished her debut novel, ‘The Education of Ivy Edwards’ published in 2020. Her second novel, ‘Is This It?’ was published in July 2021. Hannah lives in East London where she misses Llanelli beach, her mother and cockles.
Paul Aston trained in fine art before working in graphic design and book illustration. Based in Cambridge, he works as a gardener. He is currently painting a series of portraits of people actively stammering.
JJJJJerome will appear via video link.
JJJJJerome Ellis is a Black stuttering animal who practices poetry, music, and performance. He lives and gardens in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is so grateful to be part of STAMMAFest Global.
Professor Owen Sheers, STAMMA Patron, novelist, poet, playwright and presenter has confirmed for the 'Beauty in Stammering’ plenary. Owen has won many awards for his writing, including The Wilfred Owen Poetry Award, a Somerset Maugham Award, Welsh Book of the Year, The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and a BAFTA Cymru Award.