"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) that was called "feminism at its ruthless best" by Blouinart returns to The Book Club in Shoreditch after a summer break at Edinburgh Fringe!
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.
Tickets available at Eventbrite
LINE-UP FOR WEDNESDAY 25th September
⭐ JOSA KEYES ⭐
Josa Keyes (@JosaKeyes), formerly known as Josa Young, is a writer whose creative career has spanned anything that would win the bread for her three children, from journalism to copy writing, complaints procedures to car websites. Somehow, she’s also managed to produce and perform poetry, write short stories and two published novels. Her second, Sail upon the Land, was long listed for a Historical Novel Society award. She read English Literature at Cambridge University, and is currently studying for a Master’s in Creative Writing at Brunel University London.
Amy Acre (@copyslut) is the author of two pamphlets: And They Are Covered in Gold Light (Bad Betty) and Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads (flipped eye) - a PBS Pamphlet Choice and a Poetry School Book of 2015. Her poem, ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize. Amy runs Bad Betty Press with Jake Wild Hall. She co-edited mental health anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom (Bad Betty) and the Anti-Hate Anthology (Spoken Word London). She’s performed at Latitude, Southbank and the Houses of Parliament, on BBC Radio and in forests, schools and opera houses.
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 £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!
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!