"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) that was called "feminism at its ruthless best" by Blouinart is back at 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 27th November
⭐ SHAREEFA ENERGY ⭐
Shareefa Energy (@ShareefaEnergy) is a spoken word poet and workshop facilitator. Her poetry is raw, honest and consistent against injustice. Witnessing her performing has been described as an almost religious experience. She was awarded with the UK Entertainment Best Poet 2017 Award and a nominee for the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre 2019 award by the Arts Council. She released her spoken word neo-soul jazz EP 'Reasoning with Self' in 2015.
Her poetry has featured on BBC The One Show, Channel 4 and ITV. Shareefa performed at Poetry Meets Hip Hop in Berlin, the Verve Festival and The Flamenco Festival 2019. She has facilitated creative writing poetry workshops internationally, from Palestine to Sierra Leone.
Her debut poetry collection is being published by Burning Eye Books this November 2019.
Jenny Foulds (@jennywithwords) is a Scottish Human who has a brain brimming with ridiculous nonsense. She writes and performs spoken word poetry about love and friendship and being wayward. She is the Head honcho of Happy Graffiti where she promotes positive vandalism and pure unadulterated joy. Prepare for a whirlwind adventure through the wonderful world of Jenny Foulds.3 facts about Jenny:1. She loves Yorkshire Puddings and hopes to take part in the Yorkshire Pudding boat race one day.2. She has handwriting like an 8 year old boy.3. She once actually slipped on a banana skin.... And another time she skipped into a lamppost.
ibizo Lami (@ibizo_lami) is a Zimbabwean-born artist based in Surrey, ibizo 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.
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!