Are you ready? For Books’ Sake’s night of spoken word all written and performed by women is here to welcome a wide range of speakers, from slam poetry to storytelling, contemporary political thought to comedy. We bring women’s voices to the forefront, while at the same time giving a platform to writers and performers we love.
Speaking on the night:
Laura Dockrill (@LauraDockrill) is a performance poet and novelist whose wonderfully inventive and vibrant approach to life is reflected in the rich and vividly imagined worlds she creates. Laura grew up in Brixton and attended the Brit School. Laura has always had a vivacious spark, finding creativity in words - from poetry to novels and scripts to song lyrics. She is author of the Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel Lorali, as well as the Darcy Burdock series (Random House) for younger readers, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2014. books include Echoes (Harper Collins), a collection of poems and short stories.
MCMC (@MCMCSpoken) Spoken is carving out her reputation as a poet, working with local producers and rappers to make hip hop tracks, hone here freestyling skills and perform at spoken word gigs both locally and across the UK and Europe. Her love of poetry has led her to collaborate and perform alongside many other accomplished poets, and in October 2015 her poems were published alongside other esteemed Cornish writers. One of her contemporaries, Anna Murphy of Kneehigh Theatre writes, “Megan Chapman’s poetry is heartfelt and rhythmic. Playful and political, her Art is in the right place.” What fitting praise for such a delightfully challenging artist!
Bity Booker (@bitybooker) is a quirky folk singer, she performs with classical guitar and voice. With stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees and birds, each song is a character with a timeless personality and melody. Bity performs her own songs as well as songs from the Australian, English and American folk tradition. Bity grew up in Italy and lived her musical life between Australia and the UK. She is now based in SE London and performs her songs around the city’s folk clubs and venues.
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.
And remember - For Books' Sake is a volunteer led, community organisation so all your pennies will be going back into championing women writers!
Time: 7pm - 10.30pm
Price: £7 ADV // £10 OTD - Grab your tickets here.