«The biggest spoken word night in London for women» (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!
Following our sold-out debut run at Edinburgh Fringe and our International Women's Day special 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.
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 5th APRIL 2018
Georgina Wilding was recently crowned Nottingham’s First Young Poet Laureate. When she’s not on Laureate duty, she’s busy being the founding editor of Poetry publishing house, Mud Press, and a freelance Learning Designer. She has been commissioned by organisations such as The BBC to write poetry for both radio and TV, has toured her poetry across the UK and Germany, including performing at Edinburgh Fringe.
— AFSHAN D'SOUZA LODHI
Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and bred in Manchester. She is of Indian/Pakistani descent and writes plays, prose and performance pieces. She has completed residencies at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Literature Festival and has worked with Eclipse Theatre, Tamasha Theatre Company and Paul Burston’s Polari.
— MAZ HEDGEHOG
History grad and spoken word poet and performer. When she’s not writing about power, faeries, agency and the other, shes probably on Twitter or thinking about fashion.
— OPEN MIC
— MORE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED
All for only £5adv — so get your tickets 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? We'll be back on 3rd May, 7th June, and 5th July (line-ups and ticket links for those shows available 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