"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) is back for a rabble rousing 2018!
Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.
Spaking on the night:
Headliner Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh) is a writer, performer and producer hailing from South East London and now residing in the Midlands. She’s the author of bestselling poetry collection, ‘Elephant’, a meditation on Black British womanhood, and is former editor of No Fly on the WALL.
Desree (Dezziiee_) is a spoken word poet, writer and a spoken word educator based in London, who came second in Hammer & Tongue Slam 2018 and delivered a TEDx talk at Bath University titled Poetry and Self-Esteem; Finding Truth with Words. Desree’s self-published book titled I Find My Strength In Simple Things.
Natalie Moores (@macandmoore) is a 27 y/o poet from Manchester currently living in London. Balancing poem scribbling with running a business, she has been published both in print and online in the UK and North America and is adamant to make the female voice heard across both the poetic and the professional worlds.
WHAT THEY SAY...
"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'
I was blown away. I left feeling inspired, with renewed confidence in my own abilities, and almost missed my tube stop on the way home trying to write down scraps of poetry and prose.
Not only is That's What She Said a great place to see talented literary performers, for everyone and not just women, but it provides a space for women to shout and scream their anger, their frustrations, their desires; a space without censorship, without objectification and without the dreaded “it must be her time of the month” quip. I think For Books’ Sake is doing some really important work." (Thanks SexyVeg for this recent review of one of our London shows!)
Open mic walk ups on the evening are welcomed but with limited places it might be advisable to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a burning desire to speak
out and speak up.
Get your tickets for only £7 now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 on the door.
And remember - For Books' Sake is a volunteer led, community organisation so all your pennies will be going back into championing women writers!