«The biggest spoken word night in London for women» (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!
Following our sold-out debut run at Edinburgh Fringe last summer, and ahead of our upcoming show at the Royal Albert Hall, we're bringing our fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word showcase back to the North for a monthly residency at our new home, legendary queer haven Tribeca Manchester.
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.
***LINE-UP FOR THURSDAY 1st MARCH 2018***
Emily Morris is the author of My Shitty Twenties, a memoir based on her award-winning blog of the same name, published last year by Salt. She has an MA in Writing Studies from Edge Hill University. As well as memoir, she loves writing scripts, young adult fiction and short stories. Emily teaches writing workshops to both adults and teenagers. She lives in Manchester with her son and her cat and is no longer in her twenties.
— HAFSAH BASHIR
Hafsah is a poet, writer and spoken word artist. She worked as a mentor for prolific offenders with drugs, alcohol and mental heath issues in Manchester, and now works with various vulnerable and marginalised groups within the community using creative agency as a means of expression and therapy. She belongs to writing collectives, Common Word and Manchester Muslim Writers and facilitates creative writing workshops within the community working with young people. Her passion lies in enabling others to empower themselves to reach their full potential.
— KATE FELD
Kate Feld writes essays, poetry and short fiction. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Hotel, The Stinging Fly, minor literature[s], Neon, Banshee, Entropy and The Lonely Crowd and is forthcoming from The Letters Page. She's a regular compere and peformer at Manchester live lit nights and won the final Flashtag Short Short Story Slam in 2014. She runs creative nonfiction journal and reading series The Real Story, teaches writing workshops and lectures at Salford University. She tweets at @katefeld.
— OPEN MIC
— All for only £5adv — so get your tickets via Eventbrite now!
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!)
Can't make it? Get the dates for next time in your diary: Thursday 5th April 2018 (Line-ups for that show coming soon)
For more on For Books' Sake and That's What She Said, come and see us at forbookssake.net, or follow @forbookssake on Twitter on Instagram. See you soon! xoxo