That's What She Said LDN - feat. Reece Lyons

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The Book Club

100-106 Leonard Street

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"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) that was called "feminism at its ruthless best" by Blouinart returns to The Book Club in Shoreditch.


Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.



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Reece Lyons

Reece Lyons (@ReeceLyons_) is a writer, performer and poet. She is a Transgender Woman who writes and performs about Gender, Intersectionality, Feminism and other LGBT issues. She graduated in Theatre from The Brit School in 2017, she became a Roundhouse Poetry Slam Finalist in 2018 and is a current member of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective 2018. The Poem she performed titled "I am a Woman and I have a Penis" has been watched by over 2.5 million people online. Commissions also include Mimbre & Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


Claire Trévien (@CTrevien) is the British-Breton author of several poetry and non-fiction books including The Shipwrecked House, which was the reader's choice in the Guardian's First Book Awards. She founded Sabotage Reviews and its Saboteur Awards and now lives in her native Brittany. Her latest publication is 'Brain Fugue' (Verve Poetry Press).


Ellen Waddell (@ellenstarbuck) is a writer, performer and comedian. She is a 2018 BAFTA x Crew member, a hand-picked list for up and coming film-makers in the UK, and has received funding from the BFI for her first short film Stages, as well as The Wellcome Trust Development Awards for her first feature. Her first full length play Don’t Be Terrible, co-written with Oliver Milburn, will be at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.


Annum Salman (@writeroholic) is the debut author of poetry book "Sense Me" in which she sheds light on issues of gender inequality, racism, identity, and mental health, specifically in Asian culture. Annum is also a spoken word artist and has had performances in the UK before including at That's What She Said, where she was a featured performer, Dorking is Talking, 1000 Monkeys, Surrey New Writers Festival and Lightbox Literary Festival. She hopes that with her work in words, she can help many feel less alone.


Imogen Stirling (@imogen_stirling) is a performance poet, theatre maker and musician. Her music accolades include an 18 month tour around mainland Europe, receipt of the Alasdair Cameron Scholarship for her political musical theatre piece, BodiesUponTheGears, and work alongside Sir Tim Rice. An award-winning poetry slam champion, Imogen toured the UK with hip hop poetry collective Words w/ Friends in summer 2018 and debuted her solo show #Hypocrisy at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show sold out its run and was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Imogen also works as Project Officer for award-winning independent publisher, 404 Ink.


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 £8 (£5 student or unwaged) now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 (£7 student or unwaged) 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!


WHAT THEY SAY...


Not only is That's What She Said a great place to see talented literary performers, for everyone and not just women, but it provides a space for women to shout and scream their anger, their frustrations, their desires; a space without censorship, without objectification and without the dreaded “it must be her time of the month” quip. I think For Books’ Sake is doing some really important work." (Thanks SexyVeg for this recent review of one of our London shows!

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