Penny Flanagan

Freelance writer


Penny Flanagan

Freelance writer: opinion, humour, news and social commentary. As seen in: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Choice Magazine,,, and


Joel Salom reveals his circus disaster stories

WHEN audiences file into a circus tent or gather around a charismatic street performer they don’t always expect an “off-script” performance that could go horribly wrong at any moment. But circus tents and street pitches are the last frontiers of OH & S. Professional performer and comic juggler, Joel Salom has taken this high risk attitude from the streets of Australia to the prestigious festivals of Europe.


Penny Flanagan

Penny Flanagan is a Sydney-based writer. She is the author of three novels, 'Changing The Sky' (Hodder Headline, 1993) 'Sing To Me' (Penguin Books, 1998) 'Surviving Hal' (Puncher & Wattmann, 2019) and has had various short stories published in Meanjin, Imago and Picador New Writing anthologies. She is a prolific contributor to many high profile digital platforms such as - The Sydney Morning Herald,,, and Her specialty is humour and opinion but her skill is versatility: she can write in any style on any topic.



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