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

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We're back from our Edinburgh Fringe run and raring to go. 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.


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Lisa Luxx (@lisaluxx_) is a British Syrian writer, performer and activist shaking the west out of its slumber. Featured on BBC Radio 4, Radio Leeds and named one of the top 4 queer poets by Diva magazine. Her writing, poetry and philosophy has been published by i-D, Tate Britain, New River Press, The International Times, Tribe de Mama (US), The Numinous (US), The Sunday Times and Sage Press (India). Shortlisted for Peace Poetry Prize and Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer. Her latest collection is The 4th Brain; a journey for connection through sisterhood, internet and revolution. This work will be remembered long after we are all gone.” - Salena Godden

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.


Christina Palmou (@christinavp) loves a good metaphor, a smooth wine, water in all forms, made up words, speaking other people's languages and people with a mean sense of humour. She has been writing since forever but it is only in 2009 that she published a short story for the first time, as an initiative to promote Athens City. In 2016 her poem "Foreign Languages" received an honorary mention from Sentinel Literary Quarterly and poem "Hate" was featured in the collection "Political Fortunes" published by Forward Poetry this March.


Siris Gallinat (@SirisRebecka) writes screenplays and poetry and is in the process of indie-publishing her children's book Sheep&Frog, which is currently being illustrated. She is also an actress and studied Film Production in Sweden.Based in London and bred in Germany, she writes mostly in English and occasionally in German. She enjoys travelling and gets most of her inspiration on trains, on the tube and generally while being on the move.


Ozlem Unat is a Politics and International Studies graduate from university of Warwick. She began writing poetry when she was 12 years old on a hospital bed and since then she has been active in poetry wherever she set foot, from performing at Warwick's ACS Afrofest and How many mics to organizing open mic events such as The Next Phase. Ozlem also has a Youtube channel under her name where she showcases her latest spoken word poetry and is in the process of self publishing her anthology Repaired which will be available for viewing when illustration is finished.


Jessa Kazmin (@jessabobessa91) A recent graduate from the University of Warwick, she is an American writer who operates out of a marketing agency in Richmond, Surrey. When she isn’t pandering to geriatrics about luxury cruise-deals, she is writing off-beat “I-do-this, I-do-that” poetry often laced with disdain about the human race (with occasional glimmers of hope). She has been published both online and in print, but this will be her first time performing in London. Be nice and clap loudly – she’s shy (for an American).


Jessica Brown (@Jessica_E_Brown) is a northerner living in London, where she writes about people, places, and the stories sparked by their coexistence.


Joanna Dez (@j.e.dez) writes poetry, plays, flash fiction and spoken word. She strives to live her life as a Romantic - being one with nature, hiking solo, travelling and meditating - alas, the corporate world often calls her back to reality. Her work is a mixture of playful and poignant, focussing on the imagination, modern love, female trauma, mental and physical illness.





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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