"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) that was called "feminism at its ruthless best" by Blouinartreturns to The Book Club in Shoreditch.
Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.
LINE-UP FOR WEDNESDAY 29th MAY
⭐ Desree ⭐
has her sights set a second collection to be released in 2019.
out and speak up.
Get your tickets for only £8 (£5 student or unwaged) now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 (£7 student or unwaged) 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!
Desree is a spoken word artist, writer and facilitator based in both London and Slough. Currently Artist in Residence for poetry collective EMPOWORD, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary, occasionally throwing in a f*ckboy poem. Runner up in 2018’s Hammer & Tongue final and TEDx speaker, she and has featured at events all over the UK and internationally, armed with a poetry book and a slightly odd sense of humour. Her self-published book titled I Find My Strength In Simple Things, was released in 2017 and Desree
Jane Bradley (@jane_bradley) Jane Bradley is a writer, performer and workshop facilitator based in Manchester. She has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction and a Young Enigma Award, and has performed at live lit events across the UK and beyond. She is the founder and co-director of For Books' Sake, and a co-director of Young Enigma, supporting queer emerging artists in the North West. Jane mostly writes about queer working-class young people as a way of re-living her own mis-spent youth.
Ibizo Lami (@ibizo_lami) is a Zimbabwean-born artist based in Surrey, who uses multiple mediums to celebrate her personal experiences and identity - amongst many, cultural fusion, the evolution of language, her motivation for positive mental health, good food, memes, being a young black woman artist in Surrey. Not forgetting the heavy influences of her eclectic musical taste including Gqom, Jazz and whatever Nai Palm & Hiatus Kaiyote are making. Ibizo is fearless, brutally honest, raw and unbounded by conventional thinking in creating witty, clever art that is heartwarming and will leave you feeling like ‘all is well with the world’.
Grace Campbell (@gracecampbell) survived a childhood in British politics. Her Dad, Alastair Campbell, started working closely with Tony Blair just after Grace was born. Now, at 24, a feisty Grace, who co-founded feminist group The Pink Protest, wants to tell you why a career in Westminster is not an attractive proposition for her. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament, anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids plus trying, and failing, to bring the Labour party back together… Grace is laugh out loud funny, wildly outspoken with a compassion for the world that might make you hopeful for the future.
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
WHAT THEY SAY...
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!