Actions and Detail Panel
For Books' Sake presents 'That's What She Said'
Wed 26 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
We're back... and hot on the heels of our special That's What She Said collaboration with 404 Ink and the launch of the amazing 'Nasty Women'.
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:
Chloe Green is a very funny queer socialist feminist comedian. I realise that seems unlikely, and yet it is true. Obviously I'm biased because I am Chloe Green. Anyway. Chloe makes jokes about coming out, Rosa Luxemburg, shit straight women say, and the West Country. You'll like her. #
Rebecca Cooney grew up in the countryside and ran away to London to seek her fortune, but became a performance poet and journalist, so no luck there. She's been exploring and falling in love with spoken word poetry for just over a year. She has competed in the Farrago Poetry Slam national final and appeared as a featured poet at poetry nights across London.
Jess Glaisher is a writer, performer and lighting designer living in London. She is a queer feminist and activist, whose writing focusses on LGBTQ+ character representation, mental health visibility, and the lives of women. Her story ‘Destiny’ appears in For Book’s Sake’s anthology ‘(Re)Sisters’, and her work has also appeared in Novelty Magazine and Dear Damsels. She is currently working on a novel, Dear Lina, a speculative piece on the subject of inheritance. She writes alongside an incredible, inspiring creative collective of women who met through the Write Like a Grrrl course. She is often to be found procrastinating with cake.
Poorna Bell is the UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head of The Huffington Post and an award-winning journalist. Her first book Chase the Rainbow, a 'candid, raw, warm, sad but surprisingly funny' memoir about suicide and depression, is out on 4 May published by Simon and Schuster.
Australian born, Elle Veness, grew up in Oxford, has been living in London for five years and performing her writing for six. She is currently undertaking an MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, and enjoys photography and painting. She's a published poet and is currently working on a book, with the provisional title 'Chance's Children'. She divides her spare time between writing and filming, and her pet hedgehog, Dante.
Open mic walk ups on the evening are welcomed but with limited places it might be advisable to email email@example.com if you have a burning desire to speak
out and speak up.
Get your tickets for only £7 now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 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!