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For Books' Sake presents 'That's What She Said'

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Howdy hepcats! Are you ready for another awesome instalment of 'That's What She Said', For Books’ Sake’s night of spoken word all written and performed by women? By welcoming 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.

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Leone Ross (@leoneross) writes magic realism, erotica and psychological drama. She has published two critically praised novels, All The Blood Is Red and Orange Laughter. Her short fiction was shortlisted for the V.S Pritchett Prize and Salt Publishing’s Scott Prize. She is Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University. Ross’s short story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway is out June 5th with Peepal Tree Press.


Josa Keyes (@JosaYoung) was born in Kent and ran wild in the countryside from the moment she could walk until she was sent to boarding school at 7. She immediately found she could read and did nothing much else for 10 years. At Cambridge she wrote abysmal short stories and danced around in red camiknickers singing in German. A Vogue Talent Contest alumna, her editorial career started on the magazine. An early novel, One Apple Tasted, was picked up and published in 2009, reigniting her creativity. Her second novel, Sail Upon the Land, came out in 2014 and was long listed for an Historical Novel Society award. Since then, due to various pressures, she's only been able to write poetry, and her first poem, Kissing, was published in the first issue of new magazine The Amorist in May 2017.


Raveen Kaur (@raveenkaur_) is a contemporary poet whose work explores the perception of South Asian women, deeply entrenched by its patriarchal roots. She has a special interest in female empowerment and addresses areas such as rape and domestic violence. Kaur’s work has been published by Leslee Udwin, but her passion to make her motherland ‘home’ again, has led her to write a 10,000 word research essay on the perception of rape in modern day India.


Tallulah Harvey (@Tallubird) is a South-East London poet, writer and filmmaker interested in feminist Sci-fi and queer fiction. She is a guest lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she recently gave a paper on "Female Desire in Postmodernist Literature" at a symposium marking 40 years since the publication of Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasures". She is also presenting a paper on "Science Fiction and Eco-criticism" at EndGames, a conference taking place in June. She recently participated in the 48 Hour Science Fiction challenge and is currently working on a short film dealing with mental health in the LGBTQ community.


Charlotte Christie (@cchristietweet) first gained public notoriety after being cast as Casey Shaw in Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe (2010). Since then she attended Goldsmiths University where she began writing her own material. She wants her work to be like a life jacket to women in their early 20's. Her style is fast, raw and racy.


Amber Agha (@amberpoetess) has been writing poetry, plays and short stories for over 20 years. Her work has been published by Arrival Press, Forward Press and Pyramid Press. In 2010 she was a semi finalist in the Brits Writers Awards. In 2011 her work was published in 2 "Poetry Rivals" anthologies. Her first collection In The Arms of Lyra was published in 2010 and is available on iTunes. Her second collection The Beloved- Journey to Union is available on Amazon and was first published in 2014 with a second edition published in early 2015. Amber's soundscapes and sound installations have been showcased in galleries across the UK and America during 2016 and 2017.


Lily Mulvey (@Mulvs_) grew up in London and studied in Manchester where she forgot how to look after herself for a while, but she's feeling a bit better now and is keen to frighten herself by talking at strangers. She writes mainly about panic, and about women because she thinks they're wonderful. This will be her first attempt at spoken word; in her spare time she works in a pub and covets dogs.


Jessica Brown (@Jessica_E_Brown) is a writer and undercover northerner living in London. She writes about people, places, psychology and culture.


Open mic walk ups on the evening are welcomed but with limited places it might be advisable to email paul@forbookssake.net 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!

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