That's What She Said MCR: The best new writing by women @ Tribeca Manchester, Manchester [from 3 May to 5 July]

That's What She Said MCR: The best new writing by women

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19:00 - 22:00

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Tribeca Manchester
50 Sackville Street, M1 3WF Manchester, United Kingdom
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«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, our fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word showcase now takes place monthly at 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 JULY 2018 ⭐⭐⭐


Holly Ringland grew up barefoot and wild in her mother's tropical garden on the east coast of Australia. Her interest in cultures and stories was sparked by a two-year journey her family took in North America when she was nine years old, living in a camper van and travelling from one national park to another. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. Her essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. She now lives between the UK and Australia. Her debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, has already sold in 20 territories, and is forthcoming from PanMacmillan on 28th June.


Awardwinning ‘literary hero’ (The Skinny) Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer. Author of novels The Night Brother, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, and six solo poetry collections, most recently As in Judy (Flapjack Press). «One of the country’s finest performance poets» (Apples & Snakes). Winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.


PLUS OPEN MIC (Email [email protected] to book your slot)

All for only £5 adv — so get your tickets now!


«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.» (Recent review of one of our London shows)

Can't make it? We'll be back in September. Want to get involved? Send us an email to [email protected] and we'll see what we can do!

For more on For Books' Sake and That's What She Said, come and see us at, or follow @forbookssake on Twitter on Instagram. See you soon! xoxo
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