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

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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:


Laura Dockrill (@LauraDockrill) is a performance poet and novelist whose wonderfully inventive and vibrant approach to life is reflected in the rich and vividly imagined worlds she creates. Laura grew up in Brixton and attended the Brit School. Laura has always had a vivacious spark, finding creativity in words - from poetry to novels and scripts to song lyrics. She is author of the Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel Lorali, as well as the Darcy Burdock series (Random House) for younger readers, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2014. books include Echoes (Harper Collins), a collection of poems and short stories.



Jess Glashier (@jglaisher) 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 Books' Sake’s anthology ‘(Re)Sisters’. Her work has also appeared in Novelty Magazine and on 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. And (because she wasn't quite busy enough already) she has recently started performing as a drag king. She is often to be found procrastinating with cake.




Michelle Fisher (@michelle_writer) is a spoken word artist from Glasgow. She was a finalist for the Glasgow leg of Words First; a national collaborative project between BBC Radio 1xtra and the Roundhouse. She was a finalist in the 2016 BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and has supported some of the UK's top performers including Kate Tempest, Salena Godden, Hollie McNish, Elvis McGonagall and Luke Wright. Michelle is currently a Resident Artist at the Roundhouse.



Hannah Chutzpah (@Hannah_Chutzpah) has been described as ‘fine’ by three therapists, as ‘of good character’ by a high court judge, and as a ‘potential maggot-thrower’ by the Metropolitan police. Her new book 'Permeable' has just been published by Burning Eye Books




Emily Hill (@3milyhill) is the author of Bad Romance which will be published by Unbound on Valentine's Day 2018. It is a collection of short stories written for single women who think it an outrage that the last time they were hot in books was the Nineties - when Carrie Bradshaw and Bridget Jones smouldered away. The first tale in the book, Julia's Baby, was published in The Spectator at Christmas and a specially commissioned erotic short story appeared in The Amorist last month. If you'd like to pledge towards the publication of Bad Romance - so that your name will be printed in the back of every copy and you can point at in Waterstones next year and say 'I put that book there!' - there is still time to pledge.



Anna Jean Nelson (@annajean_n) is a Writer, Illustrator, and Motivator from Seattle. She has written one children's picture book (Caspian the Brave) and just released a book of poetry (Inanimate Love) in January. Most days she can be found drinking tea or coffee, munching on cupcakes, and dreaming of her next project. She have dreamed of being a writer and illustrator her whole life, and after years of people telling her she shouldn't, she is finally putting herself first and pursuing i



Zoë Grisedale-Sherry (@ZoeGrisedale) is a loud mouth, feminist who has just directed her first play and is also an actor.


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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