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That's What She Said MCR ft. Hafsah Aneela Bashir

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50 Sackville Street

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"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester for 2019! After shows at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall, we're back in Manchester every month in our regular home, legendary queer haven Tribeca.

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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⭐ HAFSAH ANEELA BASHIR ⭐

Hafsah Aneela Bashir is a Manchester based poet and playwright with an MA in Postcolonial Literary and Culture from the University of Leeds. She is a founder and co-director of the arts collective, Outside The Frame Arts, passionate about platforming voices outside the mainstream. She works with marginalized and underrepresented communities delivering creative writing workshops centred around identity and empowerment. Her work has been published by Crocus Books in the anthologies, When Saira Met Sarah, Elevator Fiction, 80 Decibels Above Sound & Shots In The Dark.

Hafsah's debut poetry collection ‘The Celox And The Clot’ was published by Burning Eye Books launched last year with Manchester Literature Festival. She is currently an Open Exchange Supported Artist with The Royal Exchange, a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ with the Artistic Director’s Leadership programme and just about a sane mother of 5 in between. She blogs at http://hafsahaneelabashir.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @Hafsah_A_Bashir. Details of Outside The Frame Art’s projects can be found at @artsOTF.

⭐ GAYNOR JONES ⭐

Gaynor Jones is an award winning short fiction writer based in Manchester. She is part of The Word Factory team, a judge for the London Independent Story Prize and runs the Story For Daniel competition to raise awareness of childhood cancer support and blood stem cell donation. She was named Northern Writer of the Year at the 2018 Northern Soul Awards. She is know for her strange and surreal takes on contemporary life.

⭐ STEFANIE MOORE ⭐

Stefanie is a regional tap dance champion who currently lives in Manchester. She first trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked extensively as an actor, primarily with new writers. She is a graduate of Write Like a Grrrl and her writing credits include Dear Damsels, 100 Voices for 100 Years and The Cabinet of Heed. She was longlisted for the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2018 and received the Hive Award for 2019, which means that, along with being mentored by Tim Firth, her debut play, Blue Lines will be produced for the Manchester Fringe in July. Find her @Nefnywrites or at nefny.wordpress.com

PLUS MORE VERY SPECIAL GUESTS + OPEN MIC

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All for only £6adv (£4 if student or unwaged - ID required on entry) - get your tickets now!

WHAT THEY SAY...

"This is feminism at its ruthless best." - Blouinart

"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'

I was blown away. I left feeling inspired, with renewed confidence in my own abilities, and almost missed my tube stop on the way home trying to write down scraps of poetry and prose.

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." (Recent review of one of our London shows)

For more on For Books' Sake and That's What She Said, come and see us at www.forbookssake.net, or follow @forbookssake on Twitter on Instagram. See you soon! xoxo

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