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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.


Grace Pilkington (@PilkingtonGrace) is a writer and poet from Shepherd's Bush. She writes about taboo subject such as mental illness and women's issues. She performs at literary nights across London and has performed on the BBC World Service twice. She was long-listed for the Notting Hill Editions essay prize for her work Sugar-Coated on the contraceptive pill. She has completed an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University and recently performed at Hay Festival. When she is not writing, she works at a publishing company where she spends hours stroking freshly printed 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.


Bity Booker (@bitybooker) is a quirky folk singer, she performs with classical guitar and voice. With stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees and birds, each song is a character with a timeless personality and melody. Bity performs her own songs as well as songs from the Australian, English and American folk tradition. Bity grew up in Italy and lived her musical life between Australia and the UK. She is now based in SE London and performs her songs around the city’s folk clubs and venues.


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 it.


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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